Later this week, we are going to sit down and share a Thanksgiving meal.
Some will eat ham, others turkey. Potatoes might be mashed with gravy or missing from the table all together. There are families who will spend hours making each dish perfect and others that will buy it already made from their favorite restaurant or store.
Many of us are excited to spend time with our families. Some are dreading it. For others, this could be a time of pain as you find yourself missing a loved one.
It can look different for everyone.
Regardless, there is one common thread.
It’s the time of year where we are more intentional in counting our blessings.
It’s the time when we adopt (or borrow) an attitude of gratitude.
It’s a time of putting aside our differences and assuming a posture of… thanks.
And it would do us good to remember that little eyes and ears are watching. They always do.
So I wonder…
How are you teaching your kids the art of… thanks-giving?
So often, we get wrapped up in the details of the meal or the Black Friday shopping plan. We allow ourselves to get stressed about the food or fellowship.
Our attitudes become bitter and resentful and we allow our joy to turn into anger.
And it seeps onto our kids.
That isn’t something I want to pass on.
I don’t want to leave that kind of legacy for my kids.
I bet you feel the same way.
So… as parents trying to raise Godly kids, we need to be intentional to set our children up to be thankful people.
Wanna know how?
At CWAHM today, I’m sharing an acrostic I created for the word “THANKSGIVING” designed to help you instill a thankful heart in your kids.
Who knows… It may help your heart, too.
Sisters, if you don’t teach them to be grateful… who will?
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