National Gratitude Month is an annual designation observed in November. Gratitude is more than simply saying “thank you.” Gratitude’s amazing powers have the ability to shift us from focusing on the negative to appreciating what is positive in our lives. Practicing daily gratitude gives us a deeper connection to ourselves and the world around us. How many acts of kindness can you and your family do during the month of November?
“Of all the gifts your kids could get their hands on this season, there’s probably only one that will ensure their happiness will outlast a pack of batteries. I’ll give you a clue: It’s nothing you can put a bow on. I’m talking about the gift of a grateful heart.” Read more from the Parent Toolkit article, Get Grateful! 20 Ways to Teach Kids Gratitude, from Tots to Teens. In addition to discussing gratitude with your children, reinforce your conversation by helping with your local schools and organizations that are helping people who are facing hardship. Let’s embrace the concept of gratitude by paying it forward.