Appreciation of the little things is paramount to living a full and happy life.
I find that in times of transition and turmoil, appreciation is more necessary than ever. It's not until we step out of our comfort zone that we become acutely aware of our graces.
Walking in the shoes of others less fortunate is something we encourage our children to do.
Our kids don't have a lot of stuff, and the pressure from their peers and society as a whole to be perfect, techno, and trendy is far greater now than ever.
Keeping my kids grounded in reality is a never ending task. Helping them to know their limits and gifts, knowing right from wrong, and knowing how to live with less expectation of instant gratification are the lessons we're focused on.
We don't have a house full of iPhones, computer games, and the latest fashions. We don't take glamorous vacations or drive flashy cars, but we do eat well. We eat raw as much as possible, fresh all the time, and try to teach them to make healthy choices.
And every night at our dinner table is a conversation about gratitude, appreciation, and thankfulness. Staying focused in this way changes everything.
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