A handwritten card or note of thanks is one of the most heartfelt and meaningful ways to express gratitude. Teaching your children to take time out and reflect on the things and people they are grateful for is a wonderful way to practice mindfulness.
Gratitude is one of many positive emotions, it's about focusing on what's good in our lives and being thankful for the things we have. When we count our blessings, we interrupt the cycle of negative and fearful thoughts, allowing the stress system in our bodies to recover.
Research shows that when we are thankful, our brain releases the feel-good hormones and chemicals (dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin) as we experience a deep state of joy along with many other emotional and physical benefits.
Each Gratitude set contains 12 unique cards exclusive to Mindful & Co Kids, one for teachers and one for everybody else.