'Tis the Season To Be Grateful

December 9, 2014 4:29 PM

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It's the most wonderful time of the year... to teach gratitude. Why? Simply put, gratitude is the key to a joyful life. We all know what is feels like to be around someone who is happy. It's like a magnetic force; the more you show gratitude, the more good things come to you. What you put out, you get back. My mother used to say to me, "When someone asks you how you are, don't say 'good,' say 'great.'" She taught me that almost 50 years ago and I still do it today. People are always shocked when I say "I am great today!" Gratitude is just a habit. Brush your teeth and be grateful everyday. How do we teach our children this? Let me count the ways.

You can teach them b¥ showing gratitude and a positive attitude yourself, by being grateful for yourself and by being grateful for your child and all that they are. This works on spouses as well! Modeling behavior is always the best place to start. Children can pick up on and feel your energy. When ...

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