Friday, November 13, 2009

Not what we say...

“How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age. Thanksgiving opens the doors. It changes a child's personality. A child is resentful, negative—or thankful. Thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness, they draw people.”
Sir John Templeton

Inspired by the quote above, I am in the process of making a number of little Thanksgiving Quote Cards, and I plan to post a new one each day until Thanksgiving. I am going to print them out and each day the kids can take turns choosing one, which we will read together as a family, and then discuss the meaning. They can then hang the card on our Thanksgiving Tree. Even though the kids are still young, I think it will be a great Thanksgiving tradition to start. Gratitude truly is one of the most important aspects of living a good life, and yet it seems to be so easily forgotten in the hustle and bustle of modern living.

So today I shall start with this little gem:

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