Friday, August 19, 2016

God Gave Us Thankful Hearts by Lisa Tawn Bergren and David Hohn

Little Pup is feeling sad that summer is coming to an end and hibernating season will begin.  He loses many of his friends to hibernation, the weather isn't as nice, and it's just depressing.  His mother takes him for a walk and has a talk.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review (thank you).  It will be published August 23rd, so you don't have long to wait.

My favorite part of this book is this sentence:  "The trick to having a thankful heart is thinking about the things that make us happy, rather than the things that don't."  That's so very true.

His mother talks about God and all the things He gives us.  Little Pup also finds that he has a lot of good things in his life if he thinks about it.  By the end of the story he's feeling good and no longer worried about winter.  He's even telling his parents about the good things in life they didn't think of.

There is so much bad and sad about the world.  Focus on what brings you joy.  In my case, that's reading.  My husband likes having a project to do.  If it's baking or swimming or playing with your siblings or spending time with your parents, think about those times and plan for them.  Take time to smell the flowers.  Take a nature walk like Little Pup did.  After all, a thankful heart thinks about things that make us happy.

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