Thanksgiving 2023: We go through a lot of situations in life which make a positive and negative impact on us. But it’s important to look at the positive side and try to take lessons from it.
To keep going on the right path of life we need love, affection, abundance of care and support.
Thanksgiving is the festival of gratitude and sharing joy.
It helps us to see the brighter side of every situation. And teaches us that life may give us reasons to be sad about, but we also have enough reasons to feel happy and zesty.
Thanksgiving helps us to foster a sense of appreciation and gratitude for the people,family and friends who stayed with us through our thick and thin.
It also reminds us to express gratitude for the abundance of love and blessings that we have received in life.
This year, Thanksgiving will be celebrated on November 23.
It is very important to develop the sense of gratitude in children from an early age, so that they can look towards the brighter and positive side.
Here are few ways to teach your kids how to be grateful:
Keep a Gratitude Journal:
According to research, a meaningful way to teach and instil gratitude in all of us is a gratitude journal. Writing one thing you are grateful for each day is a basic act and a powerful way to reflect and showcase the circumstances in your life that you are thankful for. Studies have shown that you don’t even have to share what you wrote: the basic beneficial thing is to simply write down your gratitude.
Write Thank You Notes:
There are plenty of individuals in your pupil’s life who they might wish to thank (excepting essential workers) . The most heartwarming thing is writing a thank you note. Have your child write one to their teacher, a clergy person, their favourite librarian, or grandparent?
Read About Gratitude:
Books are one of the greatest ways to teach kids the meaning of gratitude. Almost all of the kids enjoy having a story read to them, making it a great way to spend time together while teaching them a valuable life skill. Stories are quite a good way to understand and process complex topics, allowing them to see an example of what the word truly means.
Have a Sharing Circle Based On Gratitude:
While sitting around at the dinner table anytime, take turns going around saying what you’re grateful for. This can be a appereciatable way to bring the whole family to get involved and can be a good perspective to see what’s valuable in your child’s life. Have them start the discussion and ask follow up questions to see if they can talk more about what they feel grateful for and why.
It is very important for everyone (especially kids) to have the sense of gratitude to stay on the right path and to adopt a positive outlook towards life and the people who surround them.