I hid 500 pennies around our house — not for a rainy day but as a tangible prompt to help my children make a habit of thanksgiving. Each time we find a penny, we thank God aloud for a specific blessing. Then we drop the penny into a jar on our dinner table. Our jar now overflows, and my children’s first response to a gleam of copper — inside our home or out — is to pause and praise.
This article appeared in the October/November 2012 issue of
Thriving Family magazine. Copyright © 2012 by Alicia Bruxvoort.
Used by permission. ThrivingFamily.com.