Gratitude Challenge: Day 3

On any given day at my house, I have so many routine and mundane tasks to take care of as a mom. Laundry, dishes, cooking, cleaning, decluttering, the list goes on. Sometimes managing an entire house can feel like a never ending story. Today, I made a conscious effort to pause and be thankful for the home I have been blessed to steward. I smiled when I folded clothes and allowed contentment to fill up my heart. I prayed for each person whose clothing I folded. All the unseen menial tasks of motherhood are gifts of doing daily life with some special human beings.

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Even while cleaning up after a day of school, Is an opportunity to be grateful for being a stay-at-home mom.

Morning Entries of Gratitude

It’s tempting to use these journal entries as a language arts lesson but I am refraining checking spelling or grammar. Kids may ask for spelling on some words, especially our youngest, who is 6, but I am leaving them to simply put their thoughts on paper. This is to be a free space for kids to share their thoughts. They have given me permission to share samples of some of their entries.

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Aj’s Morning Entry: Not surprising since he loves his food!😃

 

FAMILY TIME – NEW LIFE

” Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”  James 1:17

Today, we travelled down memory lane with theme “New Life”, during our family time activity. I pulled out albums of my husband and I. Memories of our childhood and university days prior to meeting each other, all the way to our wedding day. I loved all the giggling and comments this elicited.

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We are grateful for the simple beginnings of our life as a family, the way God brought my husband and I together and his absolute faithfulness to us. We were able to communicate this gratitude for our children to hear and to take to heart.

Bed-Time Entries of Gratitude 

Writing Prompt:  ” Three things I love about my family”

Kids wrote in their journals before bed…..

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“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them”.  John F. Kennedy 

 

 

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