Take a second to read it..its good...click on the link above!
Did you do it?
So timely is his post! Yesterday was a holiday, also the day before school, and because we have our house on the market a day we needed to get some cleaning done! Guess how happy 8 children were? Guess how happy 2 parents of 8 sad children were? I should be fair...not all kids were unhappy. Although most had a moment that disappointment hit. Some concealed it better than others. And some...well....we are working on that:)
Yes, we have a house full of grumblers. And yes, I will include myself in that statement. My first thought was I don't grumble but these kids...they complain about this, they complain about that, they complain when there is nothing to complain about. (Well, then I realized I was grumbling about the grumbling kids!) Oh how God always teaches me!
As a parent we need to stay diligent to teach Gratitude/Thankfulness! Our kids need hearts of gratitude. And guess what? As I teach it...I will also gain a heart that is more thankful.
It isn't easy doing life in the middle of chaos.
As parents, my husband and I think this is HUGELY important!
- Cleaning your room is not just about a perfect room.
- Doing your school is not just about getting problems right.
- Washing the dishes is not just about a spotless plate.
As parents, this will be a lesson we will continue to train! It is the difference in unhappy adults or happy adults.
Why do I say that?
- Unhappy adults grumble, complain and blame.
- Happy adults are thankful, grateful, and content.
What are you thankful for?
Do our children hear us be thankful or do they hear us complain?
Humbling I know!