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.
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.
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.
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…..
“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