There is an interesting article on Inc.com that discusses gratitude as being the true secret to success.
“I'm utterly convinced that the key to lifelong success is the regular exercise of a single emotional muscle: gratitude.”
Helping children develop their "gratitude muscle" can be one of the true secrets to future success. When children are grateful they will see what is good in life; they will see their successes. Because success is reinforcing, they seek it out, resulting in becoming successful.
Practice gratitude with your child, not just teaching them to say “thank you” but helping them find reasons to be grateful. At dinner or before bed, talk with them about the positive things that happened during the day. Be a good role model and share yours as well.
You just may find yourself becoming more grateful, seeking similar success and thanking people more often. That's good for you and for your kids, too.
Post by Stephen Zwolak