As I saw the news come through on my Instagram feed I couldn’t believe it. Was I really reading this correctly? Did this sweet momma and several family members really die in a house fire the night before? What devastating news.
I have compiled a list of 100 total ways for kids to practice gratitude and compassion so they can be a blessing to others and experience more joy in their lives.
How does your family manage through the excruciating long process of adopting a child?
How do you bear those long days, or even years, of waiting to hear some good news?
On Friday night, as I was in the middle of telling my husband, Joey, about all my plans for the next day I heard a startled cry coming from the girls’ bedroom. “Mommy!” It was Jenna’s voice and I knew something was wrong.
How have you been doing writing in your Gratitude Journal? Has you been keeping up with it? Has it been helpful to you?
In addition to writing in my gratitude journal this month I’ve been trying to focus on the things that I am thankful for as I go throughout my day. If my mind starts to wander into the land of “things would be better if……” I am trying to consciously turn my thoughts onto what amazing things the Lord has blessed me with in order to avoid that negative downward spiral of thought which often results in a grumpy attitude.