Sharing A Blessing

One thing that I want to teach my kids to do well as they grow is to look for opportunities to bless others.

This is easy to do when someone is going through a rough time, or even when they are in the midst of exciting events in their lives.  But what about just every day, ordinary, for-no-reason opportunities to bless people?  I want them to grow to be the kind of adults who will buy their sibling something just because they love them, who will write their friends an encouraging note, who will call their grandma just to tell her they are glad God put her in their life.  I want them to not just think of the grand gestures, but the little ways to make someone else's day a little happier.

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A resource that I am really excited about for this is the book Share A Blessing from Tommy Nelson.  This book makes it so easy for kids to think of others and send some of those every day encouragements to those they care about!  This book contains 24 notecards or postcards that kids can write a quick note on, and it also includes 1,000 stickers (yes, 1,000 - I didn't mistype) that they can use to decorate the cards (or whatever else they want).  I was looking through it, and I would have loved this book as a girl!  I think they need to make one for adults.

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The book is definitely more geared toward girls (lots of pink and flowers and hearts), but I think girls are generally the ones who send cards.  Boys seem more likely to just hang out and play games, call someone, or punch someone to say "I love you" (though I don't recommend the punching - I'm just saying).  So I think Gwen will be the one who will really love this as she gets older!

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It's recommended for children ages 8 and up, but I'm not letting that stop me.  I think I'm going to let the kids put together a card now, maybe for someone we don't get to see as often.  I think both of them will really enjoy it - because even though Wyatt is more into cars and dinosaurs than flowers and hearts, did I mention that there are 1,000 stickers in this book?  When you are three, any stickers are way better than no stickers.  We're going to have fun with it, and it's the perfect training tool to teach being thoughtful toward others.

Click here to check out some of the cards in this book!

Note: I received this book for free from Tommy Nelson in exchange for this review.  This is my honest opinion.
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