Author and success coach Michelle McCullough shares ideas on how to incorporate gratitude into family life.
1. Create a gratitude tree. Have family members write a few things they`re grateful for each night. You can make your own, or buy a printable online.
**If you want to keep a regular practice of documenting good things all year, create a celebration jar. Every time something great happens, put it in a jar and create a tradition around reading it on New Years Eve or New Years day**
2. Have your kids fill out the I`m Grateful list. Each year they answer the same set of questions and you can see how their answers change over the years. You can keep them in scrapbooks or in one book together. They love looking at them.
3. In our house, we ask our kids every day, 'What`s your favorite thing that happened?' Getting them to think through even hard days to find the good things. Sometimes we expand it and ask:
What`s your favorite thing that happened in class?
What`s your favorite thing that happened with your friends?
What`s your favorite thing that happened at recess?
For more great ideas from Michelle, go here.