Sunday, August 29, 2010

Grateful Graffiti

Since our twosome's been able to speak, we've discovered---actually, we've proven---one of the most effective ways to boost a bludgeoned spirit is to take a moment to acknowledge the goodness all around us. Nightly recountings of those innumerable blessings before meals and bed have been a part of the daily repertoire since our babies' birth.

Since our twosome's been able to write, we've incorporated a more visual reminder of our thankfulness---cue-d by the Pepperidge Farm FishfulThinking.com site. Using the "Grateful Sayings" poster activity as our leaping point, we attached an oversized piece of posterboard to the back of our front door. As joy-bringing experiences large and small would occur, all members of the family were encouraged to document the subject of their gratitude on the "greatful poster." (Personally, I liked Sarah's seemingly appropriate misspelling!)

From the lesser ("I'm thankful for Ugly Dolls"), to the greater ("I'm grateful for Daddy's good report at the doctor"), each notation caused the writer---and later, the readers---to focus on life's day-to-day catalysts for happiness.

This Sunday, I'm thankful our first "Greatful Poster" is filled to the borders, and that a new school year awaits. As we pick up the remaining few school supplies on our lists, we'll get a new piece of posterboard....

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5 comments:

Jeremi said...

what a great idea!! LOVE this : )

Tracey said...

We are so stealing that idea! Thank you Fishful teacher!!

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates said...

That is such a great idea!

cat said...

That is such a great idea!

Laura said...

Me thinks this would be a good classroom thingie....