Gratitude is the antidote to entitlement, necessary to contentment, and a precursor to generosity.
Plus, who doesn’t want a gracious, thankful, and content child? I know I do. So I spent a week trying to discuss & direct my kids' focus in regards to gratitude. Here's how it went.
I asked them, what are 3 things you are grateful for?
The 11 year old said, "Friends, food, and water from God."
The 7 year old said, "Getting food, tooting."
(Did I mention he's a boy? Like a little real life ragamuffin Dennis the Menace? To his credit, I guess we are better off "tooting" than not.)
The 11 year old chimed in again, "Little siblings!"
The 7 year old, "Yeah, especially me."
My husband piped up, "Forgiveness, not being in control, my wife."
Husband for the win.
What are 3 things you are thankful for and to whom do you owe your gratitude?
Hi and welcome!
I'm Christina Dronen, a writer, wife, and mom passionate about following Jesus in the way I parent. My posts focus on pursuing Christ and letting Christ live through me in my parenting.