You often think of Thanksgiving when you think of the word thankfulness but I think Christmas is a bigger opportunity to teach children to be thankful. Nothing says teachable moment like a holiday that emphasizes STUFF like the way Christmas is marketed every year. Here is a chance for you to remind your kids that Jesus is truly the center of Christmas. That his birth was all about a huge, unimaginable gift to us and really that gift is more than we deserve. Trust me, I love all the retail therapy too but wouldn’t it be amazing as we listened to God’s still small voice, if we shared what he spoke to our hearts with our kids. Hey, it’s a great time to share that with your neighbor or co-worker too. Christmas is a season of joy and a season of THANKFULNESS. Merry Christmas Coastlands family, Kristin Berry, Children’s ministry Director.