How to Jump-start a Grateful Heart
www.mommy-zen.com MommyZen, Marianne Clyde discusses how making an effort to be grateful can get the “gears” in your brain thinking in a more positive way. Concentrating on negativity never has a positive outcome. Simply making a list every day of 10 things you are grateful for can help you get rid of any bad feelings before they become toxic.
In This Episode
Affirmation – I find something to be thankful for in every situation.
In this episode, Marianne talks about 10 ways to jump-start a grateful heart. Some of her suggestions include:
- Around the holiday dinner table, ask family and guests to say something they appreciate about the person sitting to the right of them. Take turns and reverse the direction.
- When baking muffins or biscuits, have your kids write something they are thankful for on strips of paper, and then bake those into the muffins. Every muffin will have a surprise of thanks.
- Ask your kids which toys they are most thankful for and then chat about those kids who don’t have anyone to buy them toys. Buy a toy together and donate it to charity.
- As you are walking before or after your holiday meal, comment on your gratefulness to God as you go.