Bedtime is my favorite time with my kids. This is when we share our hearts, check in, etc. Every night, we say bedtime prayers and I ask Hayden who we should pray for. We started a new thing lately that we sometimes do instead of prayers. We give thanks. We go back and forth listing all the things we are thankful for. I am loving this! At the end of the day, whether it was a good or bad day, we count our blessings. I started this as an exercise for him because he started showing signs of not being super grateful for what he had. There is no talk of what we don’t have—only what we do. I always remark that not all people have food in their bellies. What a blessing to go to bed not hungry. We have cozy beds, our health, family we love . . .

This new bedtime addition just happened to begin in the Thanksgiving season; how timely. Anyway, I’m just loving hearing what he’s thankful for. The added benefit of this is I always leave his room with the warm fuzzies, and if I was feeling a little ungrateful myself, I got to turn it around. I hope you try this. I know your family is going to love it.


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