Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Thankful Book

I am so happy I discovered The Thankful Book by Todd Parr the other night!  As I was reading this book, I kept thinking how did I miss this book?  It's perfect for school.  It's perfect for home.  It's perfect for children.  It's perfect for adults.  I quickly turned to find the copyright date and am happy to share it was just published last year.  

While the book title might make you think about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the opening page really reminds the reader we should be thankful every day.  I love the collection of thankful things.  They are included varied interests people might have. The arts and fitness.  They included common every day things that guide and help us be better individuals.  They celebrate the uniqueness of individuals.  Here are a few examples to help you appreciate the thinking this book might inspire.

"I am thankful for my ears because they let me hear words like "I love you."
"I am thankful for my shadow because it makes me look taller."
"I am thank for the library because it is filled with endless adventures."

Taking Todd's advice, "Every day I try to think about the things I am thankful for."  

Today I am thankful for parent/high school volunteers because they help bigger projects and different things to happen in my room at one time.

Today I am thankful for another dental specialist appointment for my daughter because the process is getting closer to being done.

Today I am thankful for corduroy pants because they are comfortable, cozy, and just feel good.

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