Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Fishful Thinking

Wandering through one of my favorite websites, Mommy Track'd, I came across Fishful Thinking. It's a site dedicated to inspiring optimism and positive thinking in your children.

For those of you that know me personally, you know that I'm all about teaching my girls to be positive thinkers. It's not always easy with a naturally glass-half-empty kid on hand. But I do my best.

We talk about the highs of our days, how we can turn negative things around and how perspective changes everything. Talk isn't enough, though, and sometimes doing is just too frustrating for the kiddos.

So when I came across Fishful Thinking, I was immediately enamored with their suggestions. It was something else, though, that captured my full attention: a community of moms dedicated to helping their kids develop the skills necessary to succeed. With grim economic news, gruesome murder stories and notices about sex offenders coming home from school, our kids need to understand that positive thinking can change the world.

But positive thinking is a learned trait. Sure, some of us are naturally optimistic and that helps tremendously. Still necessary, though, are skills to get us through the tougher times, to impart to others when their own situations are less than ideal.

So join me, Delicious Readers, in teaching our kids/grandkids/extended family/friends about optimism, appreciation and silver linings.


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