I think my daughter would be grateful if I stopped trying to get her to be grateful. Maybe it’s being a teenager, her phase in life, or the fact that her mom is urging this practice, but she is probably too annoyed by my admonition to be grateful to actually be grateful.
Still, it’s that time of year when the calendar, cultural tradition and the anticipation of our favorite meal of the year merge to promote thankfulness. I’ve embraced this habit this year. I’ve intentionally forced myself to be thankful for the little things, the big things, the good and, even, the bad —those difficult things now that might provide lessons or growth later on. Read the full story