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Gratitude is a crucial component in changing our circumstances and in helping develop the character of our children. Join me today as I discuss three ways you can encourage a heart of gratitude in your household.

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Show Highlights
  • Headwinds vs Tailwinds: why we notice our disadvantages while glossing over our advantages
  • Why we should notice the advantages and resources at our fingertips
  • What or who is the real problem to our lack of gratitude?
  • Learn what God’s antidote is to taking life for granted
  • Learn what God says His will is for your life.
  • One of the greatest works that can change our circumstances and help develop the character of our children
  • Hear about one of my personal goals this year with my kids
  • How to model and then encourage a lifestyle of gratitude for my family
  • Become a life tour guide pointing out multiple levels of amazing that God has graced us with
  • Three practical steps to cultivate a culture of gratitude in your home
    • Check-in (“roses and thorns” or “highs for the day”)
    • Compliment and celebrate
    • Check out the Global Rich List.  See where your family ranks among the wealthiest humans in the world. You’ll be shocked!
      • Make a list with your children of how your family has been given advantages
      • See how it takes a person in a different country to earn “x” amount of money for just a cup of coffee vs. how it takes us about 10 minutes in the US to earn the same amount of money.
      • Begin a month-long process of identifying all the advantages God has given us
      • God blessed Abraham so that he could be a blessing too many. Help your kids see the responsibility that comes along with being blessed.

A family that is thankful is a family that is fun to be in!

Thankful families are a blessing to the world.


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Resources Mentioned

Freakonomics podcast: Gratitude and Noticing our disadvantages while glossing over our advantages

Episode 110: A Little Change that Makes a Big Difference 

Global Rich List: interactive website to see where you find your wealth rank among the world and its wealthiest people

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