Today I was inspired by Ann Voskamp’s blog post recently about creating a gratitude journal. She writes:
“Because what will the math really matter if they are bitter? If the house is immaculate — but my attitude a mess? If they can count — but they don’t know how to count all things as joy? If we get the lists done, but have lost happiness in Him? How can any grammar skill outweigh the fact they don’t know the language of grace and thanks? What good will it be if they can recite all the major British battles — but they don’t know to see beauty? What am I teaching our children if I’m not living simply, quietly this: “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things” (Phil. 4:8). Focusing on what is beautiful, good, true –isn’t this the truest education?”~Ann Voskamp
Wow. Is that not the most awesome thing ever?
(I encourage you to click here to check out her site)
So, this morning after our Bible time, we made our gratitude journals. I plan on having the kids write in them each day…I want them to realize their gratitude should come from the simple things. They should be grateful for everything we have, and praise the Lord ~from whom all blessings flow…
The is one shows two hearts. John made them and he told me the first one is broken because Jesus died, but on the second one, He rose again so the heart is made whole again. Love that.
“giving thanks always for all things to God the Father
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ”