It can be so difficult sometimes to see past the sparkly shop windows and colourful toy catalogues, and even though our children don’t go to school of course they still see friends who might have different toys that they would like.
To help with realising just how full and happy their life is we started a very powerful tradition several years ago, and because it seems more relevant than ever these days I thought I would share it with you.
Each night at dinnertime we ask the children to tell us about their day, and we ask them to tell us
one thing that made you feel happy,
one thing that made you feel proud,
and one thing that made you feel loved.
Of course we answer the questions,too, and it is a great way to share how you feel about certain things, your children will love to hear that you felt loved when they drew a picture of you, proud when you saw them share their toys and happy when they helped you bake cookies!
By practising gratitude daily we encourage the little ones to notice all those little moments full of joy throughout their day, and it is always great that even after a bad or boring day everyone can still find so much to be grateful for.
I encourage you to start this simple tradition in your own home, it might not seem important but you will see a difference in how you feel very quickly.
At first it might be difficult for everyone to think of things that made them feel happy, proud and loved, but after only about a week or two everyone will have more than enough to say, whole stories to tell and feelings to share.
Have a lovely day!