“Give thanks with a grateful heart” (Song by: Don Moen). I am thankful I managed to write this blog today!
For most of us (especially mommies like me!), this is the season when everything seems crazy busy. Traffic, groceries, shopping malls, parties… so many things occupy us and our family. But just a reminder that this season is a time to give thanks!
Teach your kids to give thanks to anyone who gives them presents for Christmas. And show appreciation for every gift they receive.
They will learn to be thankful when we, their parents, show the spirit of gratitude as well. Despite the busyness this season brings to our home, it also brought so many things to be thankful for. Let us be most thankful for things that are immaterial, things money cannot buy.
Be thankful for your family, for your health, for the smile you see on your child’s face. Cultivate the attitude of gratefulness and avoid planting greed and spirit of complaining to the hearts of the little ones.
Start with your Gratitude Jar with your kids. You will be surprised at how simple the hearts of our children are. This will remind us that life is more than material things and Christmas presents. For our kids, they might be very thankful for just having time with their parents, to eat with them or read books with them. TIME is the best gift we can give to our family this Christmas.
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son.
And this is the main reason why we are celebrating the Christmas season. For us to remember the most unselfish action that shows the greatest love of all.
O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
1 Chronicles 16:34
There is always something to be thankful for…
What are you thankful for today?