Why I am grateful
When you are grateful for this moment, then whatever is next for you will bubble up out of this moment. The only way to change is to live in this moment with gratitude. If you can feel grateful for anything, even a pencil or a book or your socks, you can change your inner state. When you do, you attract more to be grateful for. In fact, feeling grateful lets you know the miracle is already happening, right now. Joe Vitali – The Key
Gratitude is a foundational pillar of happiness. If we are grateful, we are at ease with all that we have and ultimately who we are. This book, can be used to start your child's journey with gratitude and may even get you to intentionally connect with it once more yourself. As you will see by the examples in the book, there are so many things that we can be grateful for that we take for granted every day. What we can be grateful for has no limits. We are sure that you are able to think of many things unique to you and your family that you can all be grateful for.
The nice thing is, as per the quote above, once we do this, we start to receive more particularly more of what we want. Personally, we have experienced this in our lives and that is why we are bringing this book to you and your family.
This book is about doing that, connecting you, both the adult reader and the child listener / future reader to their own journey with gratitude and getting their imagination going with some of the elements suggested. In the final pages we also pose the question: What are you grateful for today? So even if you are in a rural area and haven't seen the beach for a while, you will still be able to be grateful for the local pool, the library or even the ability to ride a motor bike.
No matter where we live, there are many things that we can be grateful for every single day.
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Examples of things highlighted in the book are: air I breathe, friends, you and me, food, trees and rivers, oceans, planets and the ability to give.
Over time, whether they have grown beyond the book, you can still ask your child: What are you grateful for today? At any point during the day, after school or when they are being tucked in it doesn't matter. You might even be surprised by the response. With consistency you will be able to understand if they have had a good or bad day because if they respond - I'm grateful for nothing then it gives you the opportunity to address what happened on that day. Checking in before bed is also a good option as it will get your child reflecting on the positive elements from their day, leading to a peaceful, deep sleep.
Living in gratitude allows life to flow, chance encounters manifest into the friendships, relationship or partnerships that you need at that exact moment. Imagine experiencing this from birth and what will be able to be achieved as a collective community. This is an investment in your family and your baby’s future.
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Positive psychology and mental health researchers in the past few decades have established an overwhelming connection between gratitude and good health. Keeping a gratitude journal causes less stress, improves the quality of sleep, and builds emotional awareness (Seligman, Steen, Park, & Peterson, 2005).