Not Just A Hallmark Holiday – An Attitude of Gratitude (Episode 79)
The holidays can be a stressful time for some, and for others, it's that buildup to a break - a time to relax, indulge, connect and show gratitude. Maybe the "hallmark holiday" is too big of a buildup for something that really shouldn't even be celebrated.
But why can't we carry this holiday mindset year-round? We've found that as we add a bit of celebration into our daily lives, the pressure of the holidays seems less and less.
In this episode, we share about how we don't really celebrate the holiday, but focus on having an attitude of gratitude year-round.
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Not just a Hallmark Holiday
We aim to carry the celebration of life and love year-round, creating "Logsdon Love Day" any day we want.
This week our daughters Clara (11), Juliet (6) and Ellie (9) join us as we talk about gratitude and how we have an "attitude of gratitude" daily.
Ellie made a profound statement about how the holidays oftentimes are our "free card" for us to actually relax and take a break from the busyness of our lives.
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Where are we this week?
We just landed in Florida after a full month in Nashville, Tennessee visiting family.
We had such a great time visiting and connecting, and are excited about now getting down into the Florida warmth for the winter, and reconnecting with many of our full time family friends as well!
Follow us on our journey on Insta as the FieldTripGypsies!
When Adventures Go Awry
In episode 51- When Adventures Go Awry, we cover how we handle mishaps in our home:
- Download - Here's what we know
- Assign - What are our options?
- Reflect - Be grateful
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Thanksgiving may not be what you think
I wrote this in a FaceBook post and wanted to share here:
As an unschooling family, we look for alternative ways to learn about our history beyond just a textbook or the traditional war-based time-line. Here is a different perspective on Thanksgiving, and a large reason why we don't celebrate it.
We choose to give thanks every day, to show respect and love regardless of race or creed, and to own the fact that not all aspects of our history are ones we are proud of. Yes, what happened in the past has gotten us to here, but that does not excuse the atrocities that have taken place in the creation - and endurance - of our country.
Thankfully we have the power to leave our own legacy in the world beyond the decisions of our ancestors. We all make an impact. So I'll take Thanksgiving as yet another day to explore gratitude vs. celebrate something we may have perceived from that first event in 1621.
Are you a Bucket-filler?
Spreading kindness and love will fill another's bucket - this is something that really resonated with our girls.
These books are super sweet and help kids see the importance of sharing love and kindness with others. This whole series helps children understand about deposits and withdrawals in our emotional bank account (or emptying/filling the bucket).
Your Weekly Challenge:
What would you do if you woke up every day believing it was Thanksgiving? Not just about a holiday, but having an "attitude of grattitude" year-round?Our challenge to you is to create your own holiday every day. Celebrate every day. Make each day one of thanksgiving, and educate yourself on what that really means to you.
The more we recognize those personality styles and those strengths and what triggers us, the more we can come back to how the uniqueness in each of us strengthens all of us.
Questions or comments?
Personality styles, marriage/intimacy, parenting, education, minimalism or travel - what is pressing on your mind?
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