Wednesday’s Parent: 3 simple steps to appreciation

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John F. Kennedy  Photo by BK symphony of love, Original photo credit: Rene Schwietzke

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John F. Kennedy
Photo by BK symphony of love, Original photo credit: Rene Schwietzke

Thanksgiving is a time for family and being grateful but the strain of holiday preparedness cuts chinks into many a parent’s seasonal spirit. Last week I wrote 6 ways for the college-bound to give thanks before Thanksgiving for examiner.com.

Now it’s time for parents to take a deep breath, breathe the joy back in and plug those holes of anxiety with three easy and simple steps to appreciation:

1. Recognition It’s important to stop, look and listen to show gratitude. Take the time to recognize and enjoy the good qualities of someone or something.

2. Understanding Step back to gain perspective and a full understanding that time flies. Treasure and be thankful for the precious moments.

3. Value Acknowledgment is appreciation that appreciates in value. A greater awareness of life’s blessings brings a higher level of satisfaction and contentment.

Have a very happy and thankful Thanksgiving!!!

You have my Wednesday’s Parent: 3 simple steps to appreciation and read on for Suzanne’s take on appreciation.

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