What are you thankful for? Quick… what are the first three things that come to mind when you think of thankfulness for homeschooling? Feel free to share with us in the comments below.
Although I am returning to work, I am incredibly thankful to have had five years of not working outside of our home while all three of my children were still at home.
I am thankful for a plethora amazing resources to help me teach.
I am thankful for both friends and leaders who have been eager to share advice from their own homeschool experiences.
Teaching my children at home has not always been easy, but it has absolutely been worth it. When my daughters were much younger, another mom hosting a moms bookclub shared icebreaker questions to discuss as we got to know each other. Mine was “describe the perfect homeschooling day.” I don’t remember my answer then, but I remember it made me smile, and I still have that little card pinned to my bulletin board. Perfection isn’t my goal, but thankfulness is an ongoing goal. Remembering to be thankful for both little and big things helps my days be more perfect.
An attitude of gratitude can absolutely help us refocus. This school year, when it gets difficult, I need to remember why I’m thankful for the freedom and privilege to homeschool.
A big thank you to Jennifer Miller of A Glimpse of Our Life for writing this article.
Meet some of this weeks participants in the 5 Days of Homeschool Encouragement Blog Hop
Lisa @ Farm Fresh Adventures
Lori @ At Home: where life happens
Margaret @ Creative Madness Mama
Marla @ Jump Into Genius
Meredith @ Powerline Productions: Being World Changers/Raising World Changers
Michele @ Family, Faith and Fridays
Monique @ Mountain of Grace Homeschooling