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November 23 2019

Kindful Kids Weekly

Quote of the Week

"Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received.Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse." -- Henry Van Dyke

A Teacher's Thanksgiving

Simple, real-life stories can often just make you stop and smile. This week's story of a teacher and a student is perhaps so similar and familiar to many moments in our lives, where all we could do is smile and say Thank You. Thank you for everything that is flowing.  Simple reminders like these allow us to tap into an abundant space within ourselves, which makes us count our blessings.

We hope this inspiring story will take you down your own memory lane of moments that you feel grateful for - now and forever. Happy Thanksgiving! [read story]

Reading Corner

Title: Last Stop On Market Street
By: Matt de la Peña
Ages: 3-5

Why?  "Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don't own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn’t he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty—and fun—in their routine and the world around them.  This energetic ride through a bustling city highlights the wonderful perspective only a grandparent and grandchild can share, and comes to life through Matt de la Pena’s vibrant text and Christian Robinson’s radiant illustrations." --Publishers

Recommended by Kindful Kids Editors

Be The Change

Make gratitude conversations a daily part of your routine as a family. Here's a really cool gratitude conversation starter to help your family build a habit in finding small, everyday moments to be grateful for.

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