Our family is moving our introspective celebration of gratitude outward. We're transformingour seasonal giving of thanks into an outpouring of appreciation, kindness, and love for those who help make our lives themselves treasures.
Unless we adopt healthy, intentional habits in our everyday family life,our best efforts at mindfulness will wind up like so many other things on our check lists: multi-tasked into meaninglessness, plowed through quickly, and crossed off before our goal is reached.
During our under-scheduled summer, I’ve seen my children tap into creativity and engage thoughtfully with the world around them in a way they wouldn’t have had time for otherwise. I’m looking for tools to help them keep this momentum through the school year
Somehow, amid all of our reading and all of our kindness-centered family time, I failed to notice my little tag-along had become the book club's most enthusiastic participant. At four, he's more excited than ever to discover new stories and share new acts of kindness.