These are much neglected topics in the public school system especially; but, are we, as homeschoolers, doing a better job at teaching these values that lead to life fulfillment? How would it change the adult experience of your child's life if they were proactively, intentionally, and outrightly introduced to concepts such as "savoring", "appreciating", "believing in dreams to completion", "choosing to see possibilities" as a child?
I didn't come up with these timeless ideas . . . rather, I stumbled upon them (they are old as time itself and discussed across various philosphies and religions) It is: the practice of attracting good things through intentionally projecting good into your world through your daily choices and interactions.
Words that this may bring to mind include: prayer, meditation, karma, Law of Attraction, art of allowing, intentional creation, etc. (trying to cover all belief systems here as I write)
guaranteed to produce exactly what you want; but, it sure does increase the likelihood of creating an outcome that is closer to your hopes and/or needs.
It is the practice of simply holding-a-warm-and-focused-though upon "things" you appreciate, enjoy, love, and find happiness in. You'll know you're doing it when you feel that warm happy feeling in your heart.The proposal is that . . .
The feel-good emotion CONFIRMS you've savored something that is special to you.
The feel-good emotion CONFIRMS that you've "sent out good vibes" (or thankfulness) and you're attracting more good into your life by shifting your paradigm to gratefulness.
There is a beautiful website that is inspired by the book 14,000 Things to Be Happy About (a list).
I want to share it with you. http://www.thingstobehappyabout.com/
They've also a brilliant section on turning these concepts into interactive lesson-like conversations with your child(ren) to create a happy learning environment for them. http://www.thingstobehappyabout.com/schoolhouse.php
There is no value high enough to place on learned concepts such as charity, love, patience, gratitude, hopefulness-despite-knowledge-of-evil, forgiveness, etc. It is truly unique and beautiful when youngsters learn to see the richness of a sunset, the brilliance of space travel . . . and it goes beyond just learning about those same subjects in a flat, non-emotional way.
Most likely, you are already teaching these things indirectly . . . our children first see through our own eyes via our descriptions, biases, nonverbal messages, etc. But, what if you were intentionally teaching these "emotional arts" that even exceeded what you've emotionally-achieved so far as their mother/father? That is the beauty of teaching these things proactively and with intention . . . it speeds up generational healing, improves your relationship with your child(ren), and nurtures a child on a very gut-level (energetically) which is where they spend most of their time anyway (similar to the energetic-sensitivity you may experience with your very "tuned in" pet who senses when stress is present in the home). Happy searching and I hope this is a value to you somehow! It is relevant for most religions and most creeds . . . it is an appreciation of love and light and truth (do these words sound familiar?)