Does your child have a morning ritual? What we first think and believe upon waking has the power to shape and create our day in amazing ways. Intent is everything; and teaching your child to wake up with an attitude of gratitude is a fundamental way in teaching your child how to create an amazing, abundant life.
At my place of work, I interact with a lot of elderly and retired people. When I ask how their day is going, they all say the same thing, that they are grateful to be alive! That everyday is a great day because they woke up this morning when not everyone else did. It amazes me that it takes so many of us until we are approaching death to be truly grateful for this life and each and every day in it.
Every morning as soon as I wake, I close my eyes and give thanks. I say:
Thank you for an amazing sleep. Thank you for keeping me safe and protected. Thank you for protecting all of my family and friends. Thank you for all that I am blessed with. Thank you for this amazing day, and so it is, Amen.
When your child wakes in the morning, asks them what they are grateful for. If you are waking them, ask them what they are grateful for before they bounce out of bed. If they are busting down your bedroom door and waking you, tell them to give you a moment so that you can give thanks and set your intentions. Say your affirmations aloud so that your child can hear you and ask them if they want to join in. Children learn best by watching and observing, so if they see you being grateful as soon as you wake, you will be amazed at how quickly they start to imitate this practice.
Teaching our children to be conscious of their thoughts and conscious of choosing positive thoughts shows them that they are always in control. They understand that they are in charge of their subconscious and that they have the power to change their thoughts in order to change their day. It helps them learn that they are the masters of their universe and that their energy flows where their attention goes.
Here are a few examples of what your child can say upon waking:
Thank you for my amazing sleep.
Thank you for keeping me safe and protected.
Thank you for watching over my family and me.
Thank you for this day.
Thank you for my amazing life.
I am blessed.
I am going to have an amazing day.
I am awesome.
I am living an amazing life.
I am happy.
I am loved by everyone.
I am attracting miracles.
I look and feel great.
You can teach your child to give thanks for everything and anything. The most important part is that they truly believe in what they are saying. This sets a solid vibration and assists them in creating their ideal day.
Remember, energy flows where attention goes.
Amy Shayanna x
Psst: How does your child start their day?