Help your family notice and appreciate the awe-some things in the world by creating an Awe Wall. All you need to do is find a wall in your house - in the kitchen or play room, for example, that you will dedicate to awe. Read more about this activity over on Cafe Mom's Parenting Positive Kids group page presented by Fishful Thinking.
We started our AWE Wall back in November after I watched Dr. Reivich's awesome Optimism workshop on the Fishful Thinking website. I wanted it to be at eye level for the kids, so this spot is actually underneath the breakfast bar in our kitchen, which can also be seen from the living room. (We don't have any barstools - I can just see Noah jumping off of one of those things - so there is plenty of space.)
Adding to the wall has become a routine for us - pictures the kids have drawn (rainbows, butterflies, animals), favorite quotes, special handouts/pics from church, the ribbon Abby won for her school's Reflections contest, etc... The kids love it! We change things around a bit depending on the season (like recently replacing our paper snowflakes with valentine hearts), but our Grateful Sayings poster has remained a permanent fixture. A collage photo frame full of ocean pics from a family beach trip is also hanging on the wall right next to it.
Just the thought of soaking up the sun at the beach (in the middle of winter - bleh!) is pretty AWE-some to me!
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*Our AWE Wall is also linked up to "Give Me Your Best Photo Story Friday" - hosted this week by two awesome moms, crazy-talented photographers, and Fishful Thinking faculty member extraordinaires.
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