As parents we often exhaust ourselves prodding our kids to use their manners:
“Remember to say please.”
“How do you ask nicely?”
“What’s the magic word?”
“What do you say now?”
We want them to be polite, appreciative, socially appropriate beings, and sometimes forcing them to use manners doesn’t feel like the most effective or authentic way to do it.
Thank you author Dallas Clayton for this beautiful book that reminds us of all the wonderful things in the world to be thankful for: the usual and the unusual. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Thank you to the sun above
thank you for my friends I love
thank you for the earth and air
thank you for the food to share
and thanks for trees and thanks for trains
and for the breeze and for the rain
and thanks for books to fill my brain
Thank you, thank you, thank you!