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Thankful Kids...a recipe.

Thankful Kids...a recipe.




2-7 children

1-3 pets

2 or more willing and engaged caregivers (grandparents, aunts, uncles, and best friends applicable)

1 durable home

patience

knowledge

forgiveness

willingness to learn along the way



Take the children and shower them in love. Allow them to make mistakes. Help them to solve problems. Heal them only when they are unable to heal themselves. Let them take chances so that they can learn. Follow through on punishment consistently. Do not overindulge them by giving them things that they do not need. Teach them respect through the example of respecting others. Teach them the value of hard work by presenting them with reasonable challenges. Teach them kindness by being kind to your fellow man. Be honest with them. Hug them and kiss them. Let them go when it is time. ( Be prepared for them to return.) 


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1. Stay In

2. Read Books

3. Let it go to Voice Mail

4. Write a Letter

5. Dance

6. Invest in Mood Lighting

7. Have Dinner with Friends 

8. Take Walks

9. Bake

10. Breathe Deeply

11. Enjoy your Morning Coffee

12. Play Board Games

13. Hug your Pillows

14. Adopt a New Ritual

15. Look Around

16. Give a Gift

17. Happy Cry

18. Smile at Strangers

19. Cuddle

20. Savor Small Portions

21. Stretch

22. Take Pictures

23. Use Profanity Freely

24. Give Hugs

25. Listen Carefully

26. Beautify your Space

27. Share your Favorite Movie 

28. Laugh Generously

29. Accept Gifts Gratefully 

30. Give Thanks