“I would maintain,” said the English writer, G.K. Chesterton, “that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” Like most parents we’ve tried to instill in our boys a spirit of gratitude. Since this is vacation week, and pivoting off yesterday's discussion, I thought I’d ask them to share their favorite things about summer. As you can see, they tend to think alike!
Trent (10 7/8 yrs)
1. My birthday
2. Spending time with family
3. Seeing friends
4. Water fights
Troy (8 7/8 yrs)
1. My birthday
3. Hanging with Daddy
4. Shooting Airsoft guns
5. Water fights
Somebody once said that if a person isn't grateful for what he already has, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get.
How about you and your children? What are your favorite things of summer?
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About Jim Daly
Jim Daly is president of Focus on the Family and host of its National Radio Hall of Fame-honored daily broadcast, heard by more than 2.9 million listeners a week on more than 1,000 radio stations across the U.S. He is husband to Jean and father to Trent and Troy.
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