If you’ve been blessed with children, you know that gratitude doesn’t come naturally for them. We all must be taught to express gratitude. But few things are more remarkable (and unusual) in children today than when they’re known for their thankful, contented spirit.
While teaching and instruction have their place in growing gratitude in our kids, the best teacher of all is our example. Do your children hear you thank your husband when he tackles a home repair job? Do they hear you express gratitude to the Lord and to others for both little and big things throughout the day?
Conversely, do they hear you grumble when your husband delays dinner by needing to see one extra client or when you get a flat tire or the sun doesn’t come out for a week?
Gratitude is more effectively caught than taught. How contagious are you, especially at home?
Father God, I want my heart attitude to honor You and draw others closer to Jesus. When I begin to grumble or give in to pride, remind me that my attitude is contagious. Please work in me to make it worth catching. Thank You!
Gratitude in Action: Sit down and talk with your children about the high value God places on gratitude. Tell them how they’re going to start seeing some “gratitudinal” changes in you. If you don’t have children of your own, consider those whom God has placed in your sphere of influence. What are you teaching them about gratitude by your lifestyle?
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