10 Ways to Show Gratitude to your Family

happy familySamuel Johnson, esteemed 18th century English poet, wrote, “To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to which every enterprise and labour tends.” It is important to show your family that you appreciate them. This can be done by creating and adding to your own family gratitude journal.

Most parents are continuously reminding their children to do their chores and clean their rooms.  They are so busy focusing on what their children do not do, that they forget what their children actually do for them.

On the other hand, most children compare their parents to other parents.  They feel as if they have a raw deal because their parents do not buy them the latest gadgets, toys, etc.  Children often forget to be grateful for what their parents actually do for them.

Here are 10 easy ways to show gratitude in your home:

1. Keep a gratitude journal

Record every simple loving gesture that your family does for each other in a gratitude journal.  This journal can be kept in a central place and any family member can add to it at any time.  Sharing gratitude is one of the most powerful ways to increase the benefits of gratitude.
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