This year I decided to encourage my kids to make a Wishing Wall for the New Year. We focused on wishes and goals that each of them would like to try and accomplish. This is not a “to-do” list, but rather inspiration to try new things, become a better person, and grow in several areas of life.
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It’s also a great way to introduce to young children what it means to set a goal and work towards it. And goals can range from small to big. From practical to dreams. And from free to great value. Some can be achieved quickly, while others might take years.
They can be general like “not getting so mad at your siblings” to more specific like “reading a new and challenging chapter book”. Something easy and free like “holding doors for people with a smile” to something that requires saving and planning such as “visiting a new city”.
All you need are a few post-it notes, a few markers, and a little guidance. And you can turn any wall, door, or closet into a Wishing Wall. Scroll down for a little inspiration to help you get started….
Ringing in the New Year is always exciting! It often feels like a new beginning filled with lots of potential and endless opportunities! And if your previous year wasn’t your best one yet, it’s relieving to close that chapter and start a new one….
When I think back on this past year, it seems a bit overwhelming. We have been through a lot as a family, and I have been through the hardest year of my entire life both mentally and emotionally.
If I focus on the negatives my mood can easily change and I find myself becoming very gloomy and heavy-hearted. It’s like a downward spiral as I think about one unpleasant after another. Some I have shared, a lot I have kept private.
But, if I chose to think about the highlights, I become thankful. I’ve learned that no matter how bad it gets, there is always ALWAYS something to be appreciative for!