As adults are discussing resolutions and reflections for the New Year, we would be remiss to ignore this opportunity to guide our children in their own efforts to raise the vibration in the world. One of the ways that I keep my own cherubs focused on the amazing things in their lives involves the simple task of asking them about the best part of their day. Many times, I’m surprised by the simplicity of the response, either because I never would have guessed that seemingly insignificant events to me were a big deal to them and sometimes because the things that I wouldn’t have enjoyed as a child are the exact things that they find the most pleasure.
In an effort to provide the kids with a concrete way to look at all the awesomeness going on in their lives, the teacher in me bought a ‘teacher calendar’ and some blank cards that can be used to document the best part of their day. Aside from the positive benefits of focusing on the ‘full glass,’ this calendar has the added benefit of creating lasting memories. At the end of the month, each card is removed, placed in a baggie, labeled with the month and year, and added to their ‘keep’ boxes to be saved forever. If you are a teacher, you can also appreciate the added benefit of the writing practice. For the month of November, we would help Ella write the words and she would draw a little picture. Kai, instead, preferred to just write the words on his cards. Either way works and different things will work for different kids.
For the month that starts this New Year, Ella has decided that she wants to record what she is grateful for each day. Kai, on the other hand, wants to document something nice or helpful that he does for someone else (he did make it clear that doing something nice for the puppy could surely be recorded) each day in January. The beauty of the calendar is that individual children can decide how to use the calendar each month and the variety in choices will prevent boredom. The key is to focus on the beauty, magic, abundant, kind, and loving parts of their lives.
So, who’s with us? Let’s raise the vibration for our children in 2013! How will we help our kids see the magic and beauty in their lives? Realize their own magnificence and empathic, caring nature? LET’S DO THIS!!