We’re getting ready to spend some serious family time with everyone this summer, but before we do, we’re going to take some time and think about all of the many people we have to feel grateful for, and this week we’re going to let one of them know how much we love and appreciate them!

This week’s tip is all about shaping our thoughts, words and actions on people we appreciate and are grateful for. If you want to know more about how our thoughts, words and actions create the habit of gratitude, and help us and our children be happier and more grateful, check out our training on the Teach Anything Framework here.

So, watch the video for all of the information and then follow the Super Simple Step-by-Step Directions Below!

So, here is how to put this week’s tip for happier & more grateful children into action:

Step 1

Give everyone a blank piece of paper and write down 10 people (or more) that you’re grateful for and/or that you appreciate. Have your children write down 10 people they are grateful for or appreciate. Really think about each person on your list and why you appreciate them.

Step 2

Have each person pick one person from their list and THANK THEM this week! Ideas: Write a thank you letter and mail it; tell the person on the phone or in person why you appreciate them; send a text, video or e-maiil (teens and tweens like to do). Watch the video for more ideas.

Step 3

Put your lists up where you will see them often and use them to remind you of the many people you appreciate and are grateful for.

Super simple, right?! Now it’s your turn. Who are you going to thank this week? Let us know in the comments below.

Also, be sure to come back and let us know who your children thanked (please ask them first!) and share any creative ideas for how you or your children thanked people! Be as specific as possible so that we can all benefit from your ideas! BLQ-Gratitude-Albert-Clarke copyright

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Thanks so much for watching and here’s to all of us creating a better world, one child, and one family at a time, starting with our own. I’ll see you next time! Cheri

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