Showing Gratitude

Gratitude has been scientifically proven to be good for you.  It promotes positive feelings, leading to increased happiness and well-being, and even stronger immune systems.  However, gratitude is something we need to learn and practice.  Check out some activities you can do to help your Little (and you) practice showing gratitude:

    1. Model smiling and saying thank you whenever taking your Little to a restaurant or activity.
    2. Hand-write thank you notes together to acknowledge another’s kindness.
    3. Make a Gratitude Journal – write it down!  In the midst of all the negativity on the news, record your own positives to refer to whenever you need a boost.
    4. Create a Gratitude Activity Jar – write something or someone you are thankful for, then come up with a related activity to do!

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