Family Life has been a blessing via radio for years. Imagine my delight when I saw 10 Ways to Build Gratitude Into Our Children’s Hearts by Darcy Kimmel posted on their Web site.

What I appreciate most about Darcy’s post? Not only is her insight spot-on, the ten ways are also pithy, practical and downright powerful.

One of the greatest gifts we can sow into the hearts of our children and grandchildren is gratitude and this article is a great place to start. 

After reading the ten ways, #3 particularly spoke to me: Stop your grumbling. In recent weeks God has aimed a megawatt spotlight on my tendency to grumble. A little here, a little there. Sigh. I didn’t recognize it as such but nonetheless I finally called it by name. Grumbling. The opposite of praise. 

Because I want to build gratitude into my life, and in that of my family, I plan to spend time today reading through and praying over Darcy’s list again. 

Care to join me? I’d love to hear if there was a particular way that spoke to you.

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18