When we got our copy of Thank You, God, for Blessing Me, Breeze immediately commandeered it and declared it her “favorite book ever”. It’s a sturdy little board book, perfectly sized for her, and we are familiar with Max Lucado’s Hermie and friends characters, so I can see why she immediately took to it.
Thank You, God, for Blessing Me is a book about gratitude. In 10 pages, Little Hermie thanks the Lord for the things that he has been blessed with, from his “eight little buggy feet” (a phrase that Raine enjoyed hearing) to his food and his friends. The size of the book and its sturdiness, with the short rhyming verses and delightful illustrations, make Thank You, God, for Blessing Me an ideal book for toddlers, and even babies. Raine, who at nearly-five, and can read chapter books on her own, enjoyed the book as well. This book makes for a nice bedtime read (actually, we read it throughout the day).
The Hubby and I have been trying to teach the kids about prayers of thanksgiving, and sometimes it’s hard to think of anything beyond the “thank you, Lord, for the food” (although one time while we were praying, Breeze piped in “thank you for taxi!”— something that she obviously has picked up from me). Thank You, God, for Blessing Me helps us show the girls that there are lots of things that God has blessed us with and should be grateful for. I also like that Hermie asks for help “to be kind and obey” as his way of saying thank you to God.
How do you teach your children about gratitude, especially gratitude for God’s blessings?
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