Gratitude in a jar

Gratitude is magic because it turns what we have into enough.

Find a glass jar and everyday as a family ritual write down what you are grateful for.

Get everyone involved even people that visit can participate it’s a real eye opener. When we are thinking about gratitude ask yourself/ family what makes you feel happy in your heart?

I am grateful for your smile

I am grateful for dad working so we can eat this yummy food

I am grateful for my toys

I am grateful for mummies hugs

Whatever you are grateful for write it on post-it notes and put them in the jar. Stick the notes in lunch boxes and hide them around the house.  This jar is a great resource for the family whenever your feeling down, stressed or under appreciated. Anyone can pick out a note and share it.  Instantly your busy mind stops and you connect with your heart, where there is only love, no judgment or fear. Gratitude is a daily mindfulness practice that helps you connect.

In my busy world I always take some time just before I fall asleep or get out of bed in the morning to STOP  and ask myself  ‘what am I grateful for?’ It’s a lovely way to start and end your day.

All you have to do is close your eyes and focus on what you have, rather than what you want or think you need, so sprinkle some of that magic into your day to keep yourself and your family connected.

 

 

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