(Colossians 3:16, 1 Thessalonians 5:18)
The Situation: Kids wonder, “What is there to be thankful for?” Some children show very little appreciation for the blessings that God gives. They possess an “entitlement mentality,” taking things for granted and assuming that God will be back tomorrow with more.
The Solution: Again and again in the Bible, God tells His people to “give thanks”—because the Lord is good and because His love endures forever. Many people learn to appreciate their families, possessions, and God’s blessings only after unexpected disasters take them away. God
commands His children to “give thanks in everything”—even in the midst of difficult situations.
What You Can Do: Cultivate an attitude of gratitude in your home. Introduce “thanks-living”—a holiday that kids can celebrate every day of the year! Remind children of the effort and the sacrifices that people have made to provide the things they enjoy. Teach your kids to count every blessing, to say “thank-you” at every opportunity, and to send a thank-you note each time they receive a gift or an invitation. Start your
own “thanks-living” list today.
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