My kids are a bit spoiled. They would not agree with that statement but it's true. My kids eat three full meals every single day. It may not always be their favorite, but they always get plenty. They also get at least one, but often two, snacks every day. Yes, they are spoiled. Many (though I know not all) kids in America are spoiled in this way.
But my kids feel the need for more and more. It never fails, moments after a meal is over, my kids are asking for a snack. Often times my kids are asking me what is for dinner at 1 o'clock in the afternoon! I often get tired of hearing them ask for snacks, so one day, semi-jokingly, I made the comment that "the law requires I feed you three meals a day but says nothing about snacks so quit asking!"
Then yesterday I visited one of the blogs I follow, Daily Cup of Grace. Mandy's post was incredible and touched me in a precious way. She shares her own struggle with this same situation about snacks. I want to encourage you to read her post Starving for Thankfulness. She has encouraged me to have a gentle chat with my kids about being thankful for what we have.
Though this comes at a perfect time, Thanksgiving being next week, it truly is something we need to remember on a daily basis. 365 days a year.
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