I have been thinking a lot about gratitude this week. It could be that Thanksgiving is coming up. Or the fact that we have made it through Hurricane Sandy safe and sound through all the devastation that it caused. Or the fact that I get to spend the next ten days visiting my parents’ house many miles away with my two boys. Or that last month I celebrated a great 30th birthday, had a wonderful girls’ weekend in NYC, and had lots of simple reminders about the joys in my life.
I just know that I have SO much to be thankful for, despite that some of my days as a pregnant mom with two little ones I feel like I may go crazy between stepping on toys, battles with my three year old going on fourteen, washing endless dishes, husband commuting long hours, and SO much more. There is SO much that I appreciate in my life and I am hoping to use this next month to really reflect on the joys and blessings in my life. I would also like to take some time in the next month to really concentrate on beginning on teach gratitude in my little ones.
First of all,I LOVE this idea that Paper Coterie offers: Daily Gratitude Journals. You can personalize these books with photos, things that make you smile, and everything you are grateful for. What a great way to sit down daily and reflect about what one is thankful in their life and to save your thoughts to reflect back on.
I have also shared my love for Pinterest on the blog before, so today I want to share some of the great pins that I have found related to thankfulness. I have included some of the following: thankful turkey hands, a free “thankful” printable, creating a simple “gratitude” chalkboard wall, thankful pinecone turkey, printable “Thankful” lunchbox notes, and the idea of a thankful tree!
Keep following our Pinterest boards to see more of our favorite finds. And PLEASE leave a blog post comment if you have some great “thankful/gratitude” ideas to share with us!
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