The Barbara Rainey Podcast: The Importance of Gratitude

If you have been around children, I’m sure you have seen they can be selfish creatures! I vividly remember one day when my daughter Ashley called and said “Mom, I’ve figured out what my problem is.”  

I said, “Okay?”  

She said, “It is Daniel!”  

I laughed—Daniel was her 14-month-old at the time and, long story short, the reason Daniel was her problem is because he was born selfish. He wants what he wants, when he wants it. It is our job, as parents, to train our children to be grateful.  They are not born naturally grateful, and neither are we.

Being grateful is a learned behavior that we have to teach our children, and ourselves! On today’s episode of The Barbara Rainey Podcast, I talk about some things I did with my kids over the years to help teach them why we need to be grateful and content with what we have rather than always wanting more. 

From reading to my kids about the Pilgrims coming to America on the Mayflower to having them memorize Scripture, I tried to instill an attitude of contentment in our house from an early age. I hope you will take a little time out of your day to listen to this episode. I pray you are encouraged by what you hear and perhaps try some of these activities in your house with your family! You can listen here or on any major podcast platform.

Ever His,


P.S. If you know someone who might enjoy listening to this podcast, please forward and share. It’s free to anyone to listen. 

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