I sincerely believe in the above statement. As a child of the 60's, (born in 59) I always found joy in the simple things, and I still do. I'm far from a materialistic type of girl, just love simple, appreciate the beauty of nature and my five senses. I love seeing people helping people, I love the sound of children laughing, I love the feel of a hug, I love the taste of good homemade bread and the smell of homemade foods. Up until last month, my boys would come over on Sunday and all five of us would enjoy a homemade pasta dinner, desert and playing games. Since we moved that doesn't happen anymore, so, I now will look forward to the Holidays and visits in between.I feel that I don't take life for granted and that I do appreciate the little things, for they indeed mean a lot.
Time Change This Weekend
With time change this weekend, I thought I'd share our book with Behavior Bear who talks about telling time. A great old fashioned activity to do with your children! Use the templates to use as a visual for transitions at home, such as when it's time to eat lunch, when it's time to go to school, when it's time for bed, when it's time to take a bath, etc. Children do well with visuals and helps them to transition into the different activities during the day. Much better than, "get your coat, we're going" or "hurry up, it's almost lunch time" I speak from experience! Click here to see on Amazon
For Day #5 of Gratitude, I choose time. I'm grateful for the time I spend with my family. Time changes, time changes people, time changes daily activities, time changes feelings and this weekend, time changes to Fall behind and we gain an hour. Use your time wisely and appreciate the simple things, for they truly do mean a lot.
So, back to being grateful during the month of November, I encourage you to write down one thing every day that you are grateful for. This will refresh your memory, this will give you a positive mindset, this will build healthy habits and remind you that there is so much to be grateful for.
P.S. I sincerely hope that you take time to write down at least one thing that you are grateful for each day this month, and, that you notice the impact it has on your mindset. Stay tuned for future posts as I will share some ways to involve your children in these simple tasks, too!
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Married with children since 1981. Love working with children and sharing the Characters of Character.