Imagine if you practiced gratitude as a child. How differently you would tread this Earth and cope as an adult.
Gratitude is an important part of a child’s long term health and happiness. If taught and practised in a creative way, children become more aware of the world around them and more thankful for the little things in life. Children will feel more as one within their surrounds and, as things start to feel like special gifts, they will start to value everyday things in a different way.
We could change the way we see the entire world and our relationship to the earth by just being grateful.
The Grateful Project is a Rainbow Yogis initiative to encourage children to think about what really is important in their world in a creative, fun way while sharing it with others.
While there are many ways to express your gratitude, we want you to start Yoga Journal. Find three things everyday that you are grateful for and create a page in your journal with drawings, writing and photos that represent your gratitude!
When bringing positive emotions into your day by practising gratitude, you and your family will reap in the benefits, like enhanced creativity, developing problem solving abilities, enthusiasm, determination, alertness and energy.
The children love getting crafty creating thier journals and sharing them in Rainbow Yogis classes, family and friends. These journals also become an enduring record of the things your children value most.
We make it apart of our daily yoga practice.
So enjoy the project and please share with us pages from your journal.
I am so grateful to have you all enjoying the rainbow!
What are you grateful for today?