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Keep Calm Mother On! with Christy Thomas

Nov 15, 2019

Appreciation not Gratitude

Episode 51

“I believe that appreciation is a holy thing--that when we look for what's best in a person we happen to be with at the moment, we're doing what God does all the time. So in loving and appreciating our neighbor, we're participating in something sacred.”  Mr. Fred Rogers


Books to inspire you:

1,00 Gifts by Ann VosKamp

Mateo Finds His Wow! By Gabi Garcia  (really any book by her is awesome)

Gratitude Jar by Josie Robinson

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Self-Care: Wear hair ties or jelly bracelets on your left arm and switch when you notice true connection or awe.  Remember, I say you’re only 5 feet from something to appreciate. 


Play Idea: Set up a game of HORSE in the house using beanie babies.  I’m going to use a pillow as the target, you could use a laundry basket or hula hoop.  Bring the fun indoors with the new early sunset. 

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