She immediately countered with her, “Can I have two cookies?”
So I reminded her to be grateful that I offered her a cookie in the first place by giving her a new choice: she could have one cookie or zero cookies.
She quickly chose the one cookie option.
And then I just looked at her.
We locked eyes for a moment, and then she said, “Thank you for the cookie, Mama.”
We have to purposefully teach our kids to be grateful for what they have in life.
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And while teaching them to be thankful and grateful is a year-long activity, November and Thanksgiving is always a perfect time to really focus on gratitude.
Related: 10 Most Meaningful Year-Round Gratitude Activities (Gratitude isn’t just for Thanksgiving!)
So our family has a daily November tradition where we talk about, celebrate, and write down everything we’re thankful for on our Gratitude Pumpkin…which then becomes the centerpiece of our Thanksgiving table decor.