Gratitude Challenge Day 9 and 10

“ As a man thinks in his heart, so is he”    (Proverbs 23:7)

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The story of “ The Magic Mask” is a story in which a powerful ruler with a face full of bitterness, later transforms his frowning cruel countenance to one of understanding and love. He does this  with the help of a magic mask which only remains in place when thoughtfulness and gentleness come from within the ruler. He wears a mask to win the love of a beautiful lady, but later frees himself from the mask when he realises that it was his thoughts that shaped his new and true self. This was a beautiful story that sparked so much discussion in our home.

Gratitude changes the countenance of our hearts because gratitude always attracts Truth, Beauty and Goodness.

We are memorizing Philippians 4:18 together, so we engaged the kids in creating their own collages of depictions of whatever is True, Noble,right, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy.  

We are all learning that gratitude goes hand in hand with creating the mindset that attracts more truth, beauty and goodness in our lives.

Evening Writing Prompts for Day 9 and 10 really opened up conversation and connection with each child.

  •  3 things I love about my best friend
  •  3 things I love about my school
  •  3 of my favourite games

“A grateful heart is a magnet for Miracles”
~ unknown

2 thoughts on “Gratitude Challenge Day 9 and 10

  1. Maritsa Appollis

    I love the “Magic Mask” story! Where did you find it? Is there an electronic version I could read or was it in a book?

    Well done for being so diligent and keeping up with the challenge you set yourself this month. It really sounds like it is yielding some choice fruits in all of your lives already, so I can only imagine the harvest that is yet to come from these new perspectives down the line. Truly powerful!!

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    1. clairesights

      Thanks for your comment.was taken from one of the books in the Steps Program we using. But in essence the idea of to find stories that deepen understanding of the impact that heart of gratitude can make.

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