I recently made some gratitude journals for my boys with some $1 notebooks using these instructions. After about three years of counting gifts I have become convinced that gratitude changes everything. It changes our perspective on life, on God and on ourselves. So this fall my boys will start their own gratitude journals in an effort to keep their focus on all that God has done for them instead of what they don't have. My goal is that my boys will delight in who God is and all that He has done in their lives.
Ann Voskamp wrote a blog post on gratitude and kids a few days ago. It is interesting to see how gratitude can influence and impact children. Well worth the read!