“My mummy because she buys me my uniform and some toys.”
“My mummy because she does my letters with me.”
“My mummy because she works.”
“Thank you for playing at school.”
“Thank you to Father Christmas for giving the presents.”
“My mummy because she loves me.”
“Thank you to my mummy because she loves me so much. She gives me a hug and a kiss.”
“I am thankful for my mummy.”
“I am thankful for my friends.”
“I love my fish.”
“I am thank you to my mum and dad.”
“I am thankful for my little brother.”
“I am thankful for being in my family.”
The children’s comments were spontaneous and from the heart, their words warm and genuine.
As always, I found that I have so much to learn from the children. I get distracted from remembering important things. I get so caught up in school, responsibilities, relationships, that there are times when I do not dwell on how lucky I am to have the life that I do. Yet, somehow the children keep gratitude at the forefront. I reflect on how frequently I hear the children tell their friends or family that they are loved, how often I see a child offer a toy to another to share joy, to comfort another who is sad, to help another pick up belongings that have dropped on the floor. There are so many occasions. Every day, I witness so many acts of kindness from the children showing how they live out gratitude through the simple things they do.