MU Picked · Books To Teach Thanks
As the holidays approach, I find it reassuring to remind myself this is meant to be a time to think about gratitude and generosity. The rest is what we make of it. Of course, I hope by modeling heartfelt gratitude and true generosity with family, friends, and myself, my son will adopt these same values without pause—but it never hurts to be a little more explicit too. Below are a collection of books I hope will inspire your family to think about how we can give to others no matter how big or small we might be.
Books give us a common language and shared experiences that make it easier to talk about abstract ideas like generosity and gratitude, so I’ve also included a few questions at the end that might prompt discussions for your family once the reading is done. Enjoy!
What’s something you’re grateful for?
How do you feel when someone gives you a gift?
How do you feel when you give someone a gift?
What parts of your life already feel like a gift every day?
How can you be generous with your strengths?
Do you have Thanksgiving traditions with your families? Books or activities that you would add to this list? We would love to hear. xo
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