There is so much for our children to be grateful for this season as family and friends gather together. As parents we see many people with a lack of appreciation, even worse, a sense of entitlement, young people who truly believe that they deserve, (the grade, the position, even the job) without working. This has become a huge challenge in this fast-paced, instant gratification world in which our children live in every day. Studies have shown the benefits of gratitude are powerful: more optimism, higher life satisfaction, and a real sense of connection to the world that continues through our children’s lives.
Below are some sites, books and movies to share the power of gratitude with your family during this lovely season.
Using Thanks-o-meter.com is simple. Enter what you are thankful for and how it makes you feel. You can even share a story if you like. We track, chart and graph the submissions for everyone to see. People do nice things everyday. We’re here to prove it! http://www.thanks-o-meter.com/
A network for grateful living is a world-wide community for grateful life and action. Their mission is to challenge and inspire people to go beyond mere thanks-giving and find in grateful living the key to personal fulfillment and to a universal family spirit.
You’ll Thank Me Later – A Guide to Nurturing Gratitude in Our Children (And Why That Matters)Author: Annie M Zirkel
Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes and Doris Barrette
Henry’s Life As A Tulip Bulb or Developing an Attitude of Gratitude by Linda M. Brandt
Thanks & Giving: All Year Long by Marlo Thomas and Christopher Cerf
Gratitude by Dan Zadra, Steve Potter, and Jenica Wilkie
Gratitude: A Journal by Catherine Price
Attitudes of Gratitude: How to Give and Receive Joy Everyday of Your Life by M. J. Ryan
It’s a Wonderful Life Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore
Miracle on 34th Street Starring Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, and Gene Lockhart
A Christmas Carol Starring Alastair Sim, Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison,
A Charlie Brown Christmas (Remastered Deluxe Edition) Starring Ann Altieri, Chris Doran, Sally Dryer, and Bill Melendez
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