Remember your Blessings
Many families look at the current circumstance of their situation and see only the bleakness; they forget to count the many blessings of their life. Teaching our children to first be thankful for what they already have and to see the many blessings around them will allow them to have the right perspective when current circumstances are challenging. Use these questions to help define what a blessing is and then make a list of what your blessings are as a family.
What is a blessing?
A blessing can be a simple favor, a gift, family, financial, health or something more spiritual such as an answered prayer. Begin the conversation with helping them define what a blessing is and be ready to count yours as well.
What are your blessings?
This can be interactive as a family as you write them down one by one. At the end of the exercise, look at your list. You all may be surprised and blessed by what has ended up on the list.
How do you become a blessing to others?
Looking back at your list you will be able to see how others became a blessing to you and your family. You could now be intentional in making a list of others who may be in need of a blessing today and tomorrow. When you bless someone with a favor, gift or even just a spoken word of encouragement, you will in return be blessed in the act of blessing others.
When blessings are counted, especially in stressful times, it gives hope to the positive outcome of every situation. By helping your children make it a habit to count their blessings, you are empowering them to be overcomers when life becomes a challenge. You are preparing your children for success.