Quote of the Week
"Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance." -- Eckhart Tolle
"Feeling and acting with respect and appreciation for others is perhaps the most gracious way of living. It is rooted in the premise that all of us share the same fundamental need to be recognized and valued for who we are. It rests in an understanding that each person has within, a set of qualities and capabilities that are good and positive, though sometimes these may be hidden and buried by challenging life experiences. Setting aside exceptional instances—where pathologies or extremely difficult social conditions occlude inner goodness—when people are treated with an openness that acknowledges them as valuable, they are best able to interact, negotiate, compromise and simply feel good about themselves and others. This graciousness can be a cornerstone to thoughtful effective parenting."
This week's featured article from Gratefulness.org, written by a developmental scientist, explores some of the implications of what it means to parent gratefully, for both parent and child. [read article]
Title: Just So Thankful
By: Mercer Mayer
Why? There's a new kid in town who has everything Little Critter wants -- a Super Streak scooter, his own cell phone, and even a limousine! But Little Critter soon realizes that he has something money cannot buy -- a family who loves and adores him. -- Publishers
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Be The Change
Consider starting a gratitude practice as a family, if you don't have one already. Something as simple as sharing what you are grateful for each evening at bedtime can bring about a tremendous sense of abundance and gratefulness.
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