Friday, November 23, 2012
It's Five Minute Friday when I link up with Lisa-Jo of The Gypsy Mama. She gives us a word each Friday and we get to write on it for five minutes flat. Our word for today is THANK YOU.
Every day in our Pre-K 3 class, there are opportunities for the children to practice good manners. When we catch them saying thank you, they receive a star on our highly visible manner board. After reaching a milestone, they are awarded a sticker.
You'd be amazed by their response. When a child has a simple sticker placed on them, the class erupts with applause and shouts of congratulations. Miss Debbie takes a photograph, of course.
The early years are when habits are formed. Saying please and thank you may seem so simple but it can make such a difference in life.
Cultivating an attitude of gratitude is a gift you can give to your children.
Thanksgiving may be over. But the attitude of thankfulness can continue throughout the year.
I want to remember to give thanks in all things. Each day is a gift from God. How I receive each day is a choice. I desire to always have a thankful heart that reaches out in love.
I may not receive a sticker or applause or shouts of congratulations. But being thankful changes my perspective and brings a smile to my face. So I choose to be thankful.
Blessings and love,