Have you taught your children to express gratitude daily?
William Arthur Ward once said, “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
In our video, Mo and Gig offer 3 times we can say “thank you,” each and every single day.
When you wake up.
Every new day is a gift. There are opportunities to go to school, to hang out with friends and family, to learn new things, and to travel. When you are aware and mindful of these gifts, it’s so much easier to be grateful.
When you eat.
Mo made up a tune as a reminder to be thankful whenever you eat: “Gratitude is fun. Gratitude is great. Gratitude shines like the sun when you’re grateful for your plate.”
When you’re getting ready for bed.
What was the favorite part of your day? Write it down in a journal or simply share it aloud with your family. Some studies have found when you express gratitude at night, it can actually help you sleep better. It’s worth a try, right?
Teaching children to express gratitude helps them become conscious of all the wonderful things surrounding them. If they can look at the moon and the stars and feel sense of wonder and thankfulness, that’s something to be very grateful for as a parent. If you’d like to share this idea of expressing gratitude, you can listen to my remix cover of, “The Best Things In Life Are Free,” with your children. Download Now