Choosing to be Thankful…..

I just read this post at (in)courage and it resonated with me. I’m a complainer by nature.  (I hate to admit it, but it’s true).   I tend to have a negative first reaction, as I learned from Mary Sheedy Kurcinka’s book, “Raising Your Spirited Child”.  I want to say “no” before I think about saying […]

30 Days of Thanksgiving: Teaching Kids to be Thankful

It’s pretty easy to get caught up in the general groaning and grumblings each day, isn’t it?  The wails of “it’s not FAIR!!” (from the kids and from Mommy….erm…ahem), and the “I want THIS; I want THAT!  I need MOOOOOOORRRRRRE!” In the past, I’ve found that keeping a Gratitude Journal has really helped me with […]