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DealDash Kid: Teach Them to Be Grateful

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Being grateful is a wonderful trait to have. Teaching your kids to be grateful is a wonderful gift that you can give them. Read on for more information from DealDash.

With as fast-paced and often harsh as the world can be it is more important than ever to teach your kids to appreciate everything in life. This is no matter how big or small. Teaching your kids to be grateful at a young age is something that they can carry over into adulthood. It can even make them a much happier person. Here are some ways to teach your kids to be grateful, from DealDash.

Show Them

You should teach by action. Show your kids how you have an appreciation for things in your life and how you react. This will often play a part in how your children behave. If you have a terrible reaction to something then more often than not your kids will have the same reaction. So show your kids how great it is to appreciate things and live a less stressful life. This is good not only for them but for you as well.

Let Them Work for Things

Having your kids work for things is another way to help them be grateful for things in life. Have them work and save money for something that they want instead of just giving it to them. They will appreciate it a lot more. This is one thing that would be good to teach a child when they are young, so they do not grow up feeling entitled to everything. This will serve them well in life, it will help with both their personal and professional relationships in the future.

Don’t Forget to Write a Note

Thank you notes are a beautiful thing and a great thing to teach your kids early. When they get a gift or have something sweet done for them, have them send a thank you note expressing their appreciation. The recipient will be touched by the gesture which will make your child feel fantastic for being grateful. It’s really wonderful practice for when they are older.

Thanks for Reading

These are just a few of the things that you can do to teach your children to be grateful. Your kids will reap many benefits from learning this characteristic early on in life including living a less stressful life. What a great gift to give them.

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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

DealDash Says: Keep a Gratitude Journal

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Keeping a gratitude journal can help you have more appreciation in life. Let DealDash help.

How do you start a gratitude journal, and where do you get one? Those might be the first questions that you have when thinking about gratitude journals. Luckily, those questions are very easily answered. Here are some ideas and tips for starting a gratitude journal, from DealDash.

Where Do I Get One?

Don’t overthink it! Any regular journal or notebook will do the trick. Simply go to a bookstore such as Barnes and Noble and pick out a beautiful journal or notebook that makes you think happy thoughts. You might want to select something with flowers, animals, or babies on it – whatever makes you happy.

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How Do You Start One?

Just write. That’s all. Think about what makes you happy in life, how your life has improved, how loved you are by your family. Gratitude journaling has helped me see things not as problems as possibilities, instead.

What were formerly obstacles in my way are now chances to improve myself. Small things in my day that I would have never thought about before can become tiny little victories in my gratitude journal.

Who Can This Help?

A gratitude journal can be helpful for anyone who knows how to write, even children. In this hustle bustle world where nothing stops moving for a moment, it’s nice to sit down with your kids and talk about what we can be grateful about. Even if life is tough there’s always a few things that you can choose to be happy about, such as having good health, loved ones, friends, a job, or even something as simple as a treat to look forward to after dinner. There’s always something, no matter how dark your day has been.

I’m Grateful for My Readers

Thanks so much for reading this DealDash article on gratitude journals. Don’t forget to check back every day for new articles here are well as on our sister blog, DealDash Tips. If you have any requests for specific articles, please feel free to leave a comment below.

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This blog was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Read even more at DealDashBlog.comDealDashtips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.

Being Thankful, With DealDash

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I post a lot about being thankful because I am so very thankful for every day. All of us should take the time to be thankful for the little things.

With all of the bad things that we hear on the news and read online sometimes the world seems like a scary place. If you stop and think, though, there are so many wonderful things that happen every day we should try and concentrate on the good things in life instead of the bad ones. Here is an entire DealDash article dedicated to some awesome things in life.

Family. My kids and my husband are always at the very top of any list about being thankful. No matter how sad or down I can get sometimes my family can always cheer me up. Just today I was feeling sad, and my 5 year old daughter came over to me and handed me a drawing of our family and said “Here, if you ever miss me, just look at this!” See? How can I be sad after that interaction?

Emotions. Happy, lonely, excited, sad, jubilant – no matter what emotion you are feeling at the moment it’s great to feel alive. No matter what emotion you are feeling in the moment it will be a different feeling and emotion by the next day. How exciting!

Books and Movies. Isn’t it nice to be able to escape for a few hours into a good book or movie? You can travel back in time, to space, underwater, or just about anywhere that you would like to explore with a book or a movie.

Animals and Pets. Cuddling a warm furry dog, cat, or bunny can be very therapeutic. It’s been scientifically proven that having a pet can lower your blood pressure, anxiety, and more. This even includes non-cuddly pets such as fish or lizards. If you can’t own a pet yourself and you love animals, maybe you could visit a dog park and look at the dogs playing, volunteer at an animal shelter, or spend time at an aquarium.

Naps. When the stars magically align and I’m able to take a nap – it’s a good as a present! After doing some research on naps, it seems like 20-30 minutes is the optimum length for a nap. Shorter just isn’t worth it, but any longer and you run the risk of getting into REM sleep. If you are woken up during REM sleep you will wake up groggier and more tired than you were before you took a nap.

DealDash. I always list DealDash as a thing that I am thankful for in my lists. DealDash provides entertainment, great deals, and happy feelings when I participate in auctions. DealDash auctions are definitely something to be thankful for! Go check out DealDash and see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone! Image result for so thankful

Count Our Blessings with DealDash

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While we are still feeling the holiday spirit, let’s count our blessings with DealDash and be thankful for the good things in life.

There’s a little less than two short weeks until Christmas is here, and three until the New Year. This is the perfect time to count out blessings with DealDash and be thankful for the good things in life.

No matter who you are, where you live, and what your lifestyle entails – we all have something good going on in our lives. Everyone’s life, wants, and needs are different, some of have many blessings and some of us have few. However, let’s try to come up with some blessings that are pretty much universal.

Family – Most people have a family, and the lucky ones have lots of family members. Family is there for you when you are sad and need comforting, and family is right there with you for your triumphs and celebrations. Family is a wonderful blessing to have.

Friends – They say that friends are the family that you choose for yourself. If you have one true friend, you are truly blessed. It’s also a blessing to have many friends as well, and one of the great things about friends are you can always expand your circle for more.

Health – Not everyone has the blessing of good health, but we should all be thankful for the days that we are feeling well. Good health is something that can change at any moment, so make the most of your healthy days, they are truly a blessing. If you’d like to have more healthy days try some low-impact exercise such as walking or gentle yoga.

Hobbies – Most people have a hobby that they enjoy that makes their life more enjoyable. Hobbies come in all forms, and no matter if your favorite hobby is fishing, reading, knitting, golf, baking, or something completely different we should all be thankful that we have something in our lives that we can enjoy in our leisure time.

Some of us have many blessings, and some of us have few – but there’s one great thing in our lives that we all have in common...DealDash! DealDash is a wonderful combination of hobby and entertainment that we all enjoy together. The next time that you are planning on getting something else for your other hobbies, be sure to check DealDash first. DealDash has items for everyone’s favorite pastimes. Visit DealDash now. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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Doing Nice Things with DealDash

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November is the month of being thankful – Being nice and being thankful go hand-in-hand. Let’s think of some ways to be nice to others.

Why wait until Thanksgiving to be thankful for your friends and family? Let’s be extra thankful all month and show our appreciation for friends and family by doing nice things. Here are a few ideas for nice things that you can do for others.

Flowers. You can get flowers to spruce up a friend’s house. You can get a nice pot of mums for outside, or a nice arrangement from the supermarket or the big-box hardware store for under $10. This is something that you can do for just about any age, from 20-90.

Hang decorations. If you have an older friend or family member who loves to decorate for the holidays but has trouble doing so due to age and agility, why not offer to help them hang their decorations this year? It’s an easy thing to do that will make them smile. Just be sure to let them know that you will be back after the holidays to help them take the decorations down as well.

Shovel. If it isn’t snowing where you are by now, make someone happy by letting them know that you will be by to help them shovel on the first snow of the season. This is especially helpful for the elderly.

Coffee. On your morning coffee run, why not pick up a few extra coffees for your co-workers? It’s an easy and inexpensive way to make someone smile. Bonus points if you know how they like their coffee, but you can always get it black with creamers and sugar on the side.

Wrapping. Do you have a friend or family member who has a lot of people that they buy presents for? Why not offer to help them wrap presents? I personally find wrapping presents fun, and I always volunteer to be the present-wrapper when I get an opportunity. It boggles my mind that some people dislike wrapping presents, and I am always happy to help them.

DealDash. Do you have a friend who needs a little cheering up? Why not win them something on DealDash? There are many fun things on DealDash that would make a wonderful surprise gift for someone who is feeling a little down. Just click on this link right here and you will be taken to DealDash so you can browse the auctions. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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