Oldest Son had a D&D game this afternoon. As I was driving him over, he thanked me for driving him. He said that he thinks he should say thank you more often than he does, and is working on that. I told him that is a great idea. It's really hard to be too thankful.
I told him that I've been reading about gratitude practices--make a habit of writing down every day something in your life that you are grateful for. I said it might be helpful for us to be gratitude partners, and email each other every day with something that we are grateful for. I asked if he wanted to try it, and he said yes.
I just emailed him my first one. Tonight we cut Middle Son's hair. He HATES having his hair cut. Even with multiple sedatives it still takes 4 people. Three to hold him still and one to run the clippers. I was grateful that Oldest, as well as Older and Younger Daughters, were able and will to help.