It can be challenging to choose to be thankful in the middle of the chaos of life. Here are a few great ways for your family to practice giving thanks.
- Take time around the dinner table for each person to say what they are thankful for that day. It can be little things, like a new friend, a shared snack or a good parking spot!
- Make sure you tell your kids how thankful you are for them. Kids need to hear those messages often.
- Say “Thank You” often. We can slip into bad habits with family or close personal friends.
- Create a thanks project. Figure out some creative ways to let your kids show what they are thankful for in their life. Ask them to draw pictures and hang them up, make a thanks chain (by stapling together paper links with phrases of thanks on them), or find another idea that allows you to have a visual reminder of what you’re thankful for.
Being thankful gives us a healthy attitude which is important for a healthy body and mind! As the holiday season arrives, so does stress. Make sure you take some time out to really give thanks!