Be Grateful is one of the 12 Daily Emotional Fitness Training™ Exercises I recommend on my other blog, Emotional Fitness Training, Inc. Yesterday I challenged you to say thank you over and over and over again. Did you, and did something change for you?

I am very grateful for my grandchildren—very grateful and honored to care for them several days a week while their parents work. At the same time, a friend recently said,  “Some days are not writing blog post days.”

The days I care for the grands are sometimes such days.  Hence this slightly edited re-blog that I am sending to remind you to start, or keep thanking, everyone and everything that comes your way.


I have a little to add to what I said in my earlier post about gratitude.  One way I practice gratitude is turning any small walks I take into ‘Thank You Walks’ by saying Thank and You as I take steps. First the word Thank as I step on one foot and then You as I step on the next foot.


Parenting is difficult and often a struggle as you must know by now.  You should also know this: you are almost certainly a good enough parent. If you’re having a hard time, my advice is not to ignore that, but also to make sure you take care of yourself. When you stay in charge of your negative feelings, your child/ren will benefit too. I urge you to develop Emotional Fitness Training™ skills and share your success with others.

You can also practice kindness by liking, commenting, or sharing my posts. I promise kindness is always rewarded in one way or another.

As always, thank you for your support, it means a great deal to me.


DISCLAIMER: FORGIVE MY GRAMMATICAL ERRORS FOR I HAVE DYSGRAPHIAIf you need perfect posts, you will not find them here. I have dysgraphia which means that sometimes my sentence structure is not that easy to follow or I make other errors. Still, most people understand me. All of my books are professionally edited, but not all of my blog posts are. Thanks for your understanding and reading my work.


All my books are available on Amazon, and readable on any tablet, laptop, Mac, PC, e-reader or Kindle device.

When Good Kids Do Bad Things. A Survival Guide for Parents of Teenagers

Parents Are People Too. An Emotional Fitness Program for Parents

Tame the Test Anxiety Monster

Coming soon from MetaPlume: How to Hold a Successful Family Meeting.

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