Podcast 1:38 – An Attitude of Gratitude

In this episode find out how gratitude helps fight depression and anxiety by re-wiring the brain. Find out how we have tried to teach our kids real gratitude, what works and what we did wrong.

Why is Gratitude so important

  • It rewires the brain
  • Increases will power
  • Keeps you calm
  • Boost morale
  • Count your blessings
  • The more you practice gratitude, the more attuned you are to it and the more you can enjoy its psychological benefits.

How to Cultivate Gratitude

Teaching Kids Gratitude

    • What we NOTICE in our lives for which we can be grateful
      • How we THINK about why we have been given those things
        • How we FEEL about the things we have been given
          • What we DO to express appreciation in turn

          Tools to help with gratitude

          • Gratitude Journal (Write down daily three things you are grateful)
          • Write letters of thanks to people in your life.
          • Give a “call out” or “ata boy” to someone each day.
          • Donate to a charity to show gratitude
          • Volunteer at a charitable organization. (justserve.org)
          • Recognition awards – Darren’s work has the ability to say thank you with a recognition award.
          • Gratitude bucks – We have done this to teach children how to show gratitude.

          Lemonade Moment of the Week

          • Our kids and grandkids tell us what they are thankful for.


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