Here are some suggestions to foster gratitude this month:
- If your computer is on all the time, set it to automatically play your photos in a slide show. Without saying anything, this can remind your family of the special people and places in your life.
- Practice saying "thank you" in specific circumstances (i.e. saying thanks to whomever made dinner before eating).
- Make a thank you board by having family members hang pictures of people, words, times or places they are thankful for. Or, make a gratitude tree by hanging the pictures or words from a branch and placing in a prominent place.
- Incorporate thankfulness and gratitude into literature conversations about what it was like to live during other times--keep it light and fun and don't let it be guilt-inducing.
- Hand-write or draw thank you notes for gifts received.
What are ways you foster gratitude in your home? Share an idea or leave a comment and be entered in a drawing to receive a $10 credit to the school store!