Monthly Archives: November 2013

An 8 year old’s list of gratitude

We are abundantly blessed. We have our freedom. We have family, friends, food and a home. Access to education and healthcare. We can worship without persecution.  We have 1000s of cable channels and can wirelessly stream movies to our phones. To our phones, people. We’re blessed. So when our son starts in on how he has nothing to do, nothing is good enough, that he is bored and frustrated and mad and wah wah wah I lose it. I send him to his room and tell him he can’t come out until he lists all for which he is grateful. This is what he came up with and it’s pretty good. So as we are heading into this season of Thanksgiving I thought I would share. And challenge each of you to stop for a moment during all of the busy and think about  your blessings. They’re all around us.

So here it is, an 8 year old’s list of gratitude:

  1. Food
  2. TV
  3. Mom
  4. God
  5. Dad
  6. Bed
  7. House
  8. Games
  9. Toys
  10. Friends
  11. Family
  12. Sister
  13. Freedom
  14. Hats
  15. Stores
  16. Love
  17. Karate
  18. Basketball
  19. Grass
  20. School

I made the top three! Sorry, Dad. And God. Better luck next time.