What a wonderful tradition the celebrating of being thankful is and how much it is treasured by my American and Canadian friends that I have met over the years teaching and working internationally.
As a counselor I often work with students to help them identify the things they are grateful for towards promoting a positive growth mindset. Carol Dweck best-selling book “Mindset” is a treasure trove of great ideas, inspiration and hope that we can all change our thinking and succeed if we never give up, (I have a copy in the Counselor’s Hub).
What a wonderful lesson in life, having a day or a week to concentrate on being grateful is a fantastic way to incorporate positive change in any family life. Why not spend some time reflecting on what you are thankful for and encourage your child to do the same? When you remind yourself to be grateful, you are happier, healthier, and more present.
Try these ideas:
List 3 things you are grateful for
Finish these sentences and use a person, place, thing
”I am grateful for ……..…… because………….”
*Starting with each letter, write down something you’re thankful for which begins with that letter. For example, T-my toys, H-our House, and so on
It’s not happy people who are thankful, It’s Thankful people who are Happy!
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