Gratitude is definitely one of the top two or three character traits that I most want my children to embody. To help instill that I try to remember to ask prompting questions throughout the day to encourage gratitude. Well as much as I long for their hearts to be full of gratitude and thankfulness there is a limit to what I can do to make that happen. Forcing someone to be thankful really isn't thankfulness at all, is it? So...you can imagine the smile that came to my face and heart as Carver began singing during his dinner tonight. It was completely unprompted and I grabbed the camera quickly in order to capture this 'thankful moment.' I hope this prompts each of us to take a moment to be thankful-and most importantly remember who it is that we thank.