This week, a very thoughtful friend emailed me some ideas that she thought I might like to do with the boys. One of those was a “Thankful Journal”. I loved it and thought it was a great idea. The boys have loved their “Mommy and me journals”, so I knew they would love this idea.
As a mother, I am always trying to teach my children to be grateful. In a world of give me, give me, give me, it is not always easy. So anything that will help serve as a reminder is always appreciated. I know for myself, having done a thankful journal, really opened my eyes to be more appreciative of all the wonderful blessings I have in my life.
These journals were so simple to put together. I went to Target and picked up some smaller spiral notebooks, used my digital scrapbook software and made covers for the notebook. Next, I printed the covers on cardstock and glued them on.
The boys, as expected, loved their journals! My 4 year old was very excited to put his first entry in the journal. I asked him, “Ok, what are you thankful for today?” He said, “I am thankful, for my brother’s fish!” That was not the answer I was expecting. I started laughing and then realized that was the perfect answer! I think these journals are going to be good for everyone (including the fish) .
Thank you Carrie for the great idea and thank you Mandy for having me!