Gratitude is a Lifestyle

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Please note- this post is NOT part of the Learning to Live Intentionally Challenge. The living intentionally posts will continue  on Monday.

I am joining many other very talented bloggers in a 21 Days of Gratitude series. Each day for from Nov. 1-21, each of us will be sharing an image with a quote related to gratitude. The purpose of this series is to inspire you to find joy in every moment of every day.

gratitude quoteI love this quote because it shows that gratitude isn’t just something that you choose when things are going well.

No, quite the opposite actually.

Gratitude is a lifestyle. It is an everyday awakening to recognize the beauty all around you.

Beauty in joy.

Beauty in tears and laughter.

Beauty in moutains and valleys.

Beauty in want and abundance.

Beauty in sorrow and grief through the loving arms of our Savior.

Every minute of every day is a gift that God has given you. We can do nothing but be thankful for the gift.

We simply bow our head and say thank you to the One who has given all.

Living a lifestyle of gratitude isn’t easy. It isn’t natural. Society tells us that we have the right to grumble, whine and complain. And sadly, it is often easier for us to bow to what society says than to recognize our blessings.

One of my top priorities as a parent is to teach my children to live a life of gratitude. I am teaching them {as I am teaching myself} to outnumber worries and troubles by counting our blessings. This little change of perspective makes all the difference in our days.

The season of Thanksgiving is a great time to begin to help your children cultivate a lifestyle of gratitude. I have created a printable keepsake eBook, My Book of Thanks: a 25-Day Gratitude Journal for Kids that will help children learn to express gratitude while focusing on Biblical references of gratitude.

Book of Thanks image

The book comes in two versions, one for grades PreK-second and one for grades three-six. Currently, I am running a sale for $1.99, but in honor of this 21 Days of Gratitude series, you can purchase a book for $0.99 by using the promo code 21DAYS . This offer will expire on Nov. 21.

Don’t forget to stop by each day a blogger will share a quote with you and perhaps an activity, their thoughts that will help us cultivate a heart of gratitude with our families.

The schedule is here and all of the info for you to join in.

21 days of gratitude challenge

These are the wonderful bloggers joining in the 21 Days of Gratitude: Inspired by Familia, Upside Down Homeschooling, Still Playing School, Makeovers and Motherhood, P is for Preschooler, The Educators’ Spin On It, Toddler Approved!, The Connection We Share, Mama Pea Pod, Mum in the Madhouse, Mama Miss, Plain Vanilla Mom, Tips from a Typical Mom, Learning with Mouse, Preschool Powol Packets, Kids Yoga Stories, Dirt and Boogers, Local Fun for Kids, Positive Parenting Connection, Kitchen Counter Chronicles, The Good Long Road, Bits of Positivity, JDaniel 4’s Mom, The Eyes of A Boy

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Hi, there! I’m Heather Bowen, and I am so glad you’re here.

My passion lies in helping homeschool moms balance marriage, motherhood, homemaking, and homeschooling all while remaining sane!

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