A wonderful thing happened this morning – my husband has taken the kids to school. And while I love the morning catch up with parents and teachers alike, I wasn’t aware of how rushed, and stressful the mornings had become for me. And these moments of peace, without the drive back and forth in between school and home is simply divine. The fact that the clock still says 8am and not 9 or 10am is wonderful. The fact that I’m sitting at home tapping away on the computer, a hot coffee sitting beside me, my morning exercise already done … is filling up my Mum Glow cup.
I’m feeling grateful and appreciative, and happy.
This brings me to want I want to put out there today – how often do we acknowledge the things that we are truly grateful for?
It’s a little bit out there I know, and I can already feel that hesitation, that pulling away when things like this come up. But there is so much science around this now, so many ‘gurus’ talk about it, so many health coaches, sports coaches, life coaches, teachers, our elders …… gratitude is becoming a big thing in ‘success’ stories, and in happiness.
More importantly we really want our kids to be grateful for the things that THEY have … and yet do we show the way in how to be grateful? Do we teach our children gratitude? We want THEM to show it and demonstrate it …… but, and this one is an oldie but a goodie ……. our children do as we do, not necessarily as we say!
Think about what you are grateful for today, this weekend, this month ….. but then more importantly for our parenting …. think about this – how do you show gratitude? Do your children see gratitude in what you do as a parent? How are we walking our talk?
Good luck – I’d love to hear if this resonated!