What are you grateful for?
This week we will focus on seeing the positive side of life. Resilient people don’t let negative thoughts derail their efforts. Instead, they consistently practice positive thinking.
Equipping ourselves and our family with these tools and skills will hopefully help during the school closures and beyond.
Just take a look back over our school website. Everyone looks like they are having fun with all the weekly challenges. This time with the family may be overwhelming at times, but maintain a mindful attitude and we will get through this with lots of happy memories.
Here are some other simple Ways To Practice Gratitude
1. Keep a gratitude journal or jar and add to it everyday.
2. Just before you go to bed think ‘happy thoughts’.
3. Tell someone you love them and how much you appreciate them.
4. Notice the beauty in nature each day.
5. Nurture the friendships you have, remember to send that friend a wee letter.
6. Smile more often.
7. Watch inspiring videos that will remind you of the good in the world.
Long Story Shortz – My Gratitude Jar – Written and Narrated by Kristin Wiens
This books tells the story of a boy called Jacob. He is learning the importance of daily gratitude practice. After listening to this story why not make your own ‘Gratitude Jar’.
Encourage everyone in the family to write something down and pop it in the jar.
Homework for the whole family😊
Continue to be mindful, take time to focus on your breathing. This is a daily exercise to bring your thoughts back to the present moment. Continue to build on your positive thoughts.
I have to thank Liz again for this amazing video.
Remember this little gesture may make someone’s day. They will be grateful that you cared.
For anyone that can’t make it to the beach bring the beach home. Fill a bucket with sand and shells take off your shoes and let your senses take over.
This is great for kids and Grandparents cocooning too. Close your eyes focus on your breathing and listen to the waves crashing in and out.