1 KINGS 17:7-16 A widow gives food to
Elijah when he needs it.
SAY THIS: Who are you thankful for? I am thankful for
people who help me.
While bathing your child, add some plastic toy food items to the bath water. Ask your child to line them up on the edge of the tub, name them, and then count them. Talk about how thankful you are for the people who help give you food, like farmers, truck drivers, and grocery store clerks.
"Always give thanks to God." Ephesians 5:20, NCV
BASIC TRUTH: God made me.
From Parent Cue:
DANGERS OF AN UNGRATEFUL LIFE
By Reggie Joiner
We all look forward to our annual celebrations each year to celebrate the big and little things that have happened in our life. But if we live our lives without looking for ways to demonstrate gratitude more consistently than at an annual meal, we could ultimately set our family and our kids up for a dangerous future. Think about it. When you don’t practice gratitude . . .
YOU DEVELOP AN UNHEALTHY EGO
A healthy ego is important. You want your kids to grow up with the confidence to pursue and accomplish goals and to believe in themselves. But that’s different from them believing they are better than everyone else. When you develop the habit of expressing GRATITUDE, you build a constant reminder of how others have contributed to your success.
YOU INVITE THE WRONG KIND OF FRIENDS
The best way to burn through good friendships fast is to never show gratitude. You can expect the right kind of friends to avoid ungrateful people. At the same time, those who are ungrateful will tend to attract friends who are the same . . .