Raising Gracious Children: Our Grateful Walk…

November 21, 2012

Raising Gracious Children: Our Grateful Walk...As I grow older and find myself concerned about the state of the world or my own personal ups and downs, I have learned to find comfort in gratitude. When I am being grateful, I slow down, I lighten up, I stop worrying, and I feel good. As a parent I try to encourage our daughters to find peace in this gracious state of being as well.

Going on a Grateful Walk…

One way to achieve this goal is to go for a grateful walk. I gave each of the girls their own camera and as we strolled through some of our favorite places, I invited them to think about and take pictures of all the things that they are grateful for.

 

Here are some of the highlights…

Raising Gracious Children: Our Grateful Walk...“Spending time on the beach with my family.”

Raising Gracious Children: Our Grateful Walk...

“Going for walks on the wharf.”

Raising Gracious Children: Our Grateful Walk...“That we didn’t have any damage from the hurricane.”

Raising Gracious Children: Our Grateful Walk...“Plants.”

Raising Gracious Children: Our Grateful Walk...“Having good books to read.”

Raising Gracious Children: Our Grateful Walk...“My sister.”

IMG_9198“My sister.”

More on gratitude…

 

Mariah
Mariah Bruehl is a parent, educator, and author of the book Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder (Shambhala Publications, 2011). In 2008 Mariah brought her expertise online, creating the Parents’ Choice Gold Medal award-winning Web site Playful Learning. In 2011 she launched the Playful Learning Ecademy, which takes virtual-learning experiences to a new level by incorporating the best practices in education with engaging hands-on lessons, bringing parents and children together from all over the world into a unique, creative, community environment.
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6 Comments

  1. Sarah M said on November 21, 2012 #

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!
    Sarah M

    • mariah said on November 21, 2012 #

      Thank you Sarah! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family as well…

  2. Laura said on November 21, 2012 #

    Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family!

    • mariah said on November 22, 2012 #

      Thank you Laura… I hope that you and your family have a lovely day.

  3. Sarah said on September 23, 2013 #

    Found the title pic from Pinterest and so glad I did! We (my hubz and 5, 3, and 1 yr old) try to incorporate gratitude into our moment to moment life… easier said than done perhaps. I love the idea of giving the kids cameras. Actually, it’s a good reminder to just start walking outside again!

    • Mariah said on September 23, 2013 #

      I agree Sarah! I think it is time for us to do it again :-)

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