Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup: Gratitude Journals

Welcome back to the Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup! I can’t wait to read all your posts (especially the many Thanksgiving-themed ones), but first I would like to share a meaningful activity our family does. We record praises and thanksgivings in our blessings journals.


If you want to give it a try, it’s easy!

  1. Grab a notebook – fancy or plain – ours are spiral.
  2. With younger kids, aim for five minutes, but don’t be too rigid with a timer.
  3. Record your own blessings while the kids write theirs. It’s a great time to snuggle on the sofa if you’ve got a cuddler. Drawing is great for non-writers or new writers, and spelling doesn’t count!
  4. Share your blessings when you’re done.
  5. Ask the kids who they want to pray for that day, and give them any other prayer prompts you use. They’ve already got the gratitude portion down so prayer should flow easily.
  6. Conclude with the Lord’s prayer.


Now on to our linkup. Let’s


Leslie@Forever Joyful
Mary @Maryandering Creatively
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Tami @ThisMomsDelight
Brandi @living between whimsy & reality
Leah@As We Walk Along the Road

Last Week’s Top Clicked Post!

Parenting: Are You a Dictator or a Leader?


By Angela Howard at No Ordinary Days

Angela offers a thought-provoking checklist of what makes a parent who leads or who dictates. I found some valuable points on both lists. I hope you will check out this great post this week.

My Favorite Post of the Week

Baby, Give Your Best

By Amber Taube


Children teach us lessons in generosity even as we encourage them to always give their best. This post is a real winner!

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2 Responses to Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup: Gratitude Journals

  1. Amber Taube says:

    Thanks so much for featuring my post this week! I had just arrived on American soil and was SO tired, but the e-mail made me smile! Haven’t been able to write for a few days and probably won’t for another more. Thankful that that simple post is getting around a bit in my internet absence.

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