Teaching Children Gratefulness (cont.)
No matter how hectic life becomes, make time to do what you love and what energizes you and your family. Notice what your child loves to do and encourage it—where his talents shine; where her skills are developed. The light in our child’s eyes, the smile on her face; the way he stands—all translate the measure of aliveness he/she is feeling. And that, of course makes most parents feel positively fully alive!
1. Charles Johnston, M. D., The Creative Imperative: A Four-Dimensional Theory of Human Growth and Planetary Evolution, Celestial Arts, 1986, pp. 11 and 43.
2. Brother David Steindl-Rast, Gratefulness, The Heart of Prayer: An Approach to Life in Fullness, Paulist Press, 1984, p. 23.
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