Psalm 118:24 ESV
“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
Birthdays come once a year. Teaching your children gratefulness at an early age can help them appreciate their birthdays. Today was my sons birthday and he turn 6. I sung him happy birthday and we prayed. I gave him two simple gifts. He is a Rock fan so I got him the Discovery Kids Gemstone Dig and another rock kit. We didn’t throw him a birthday party but we did go out to Chuck-E-Cheese. We purchase an unlimited game play for 72 minutes, a medium pizza and a thin crust pizza. He played with other children who were complete strangers. He enjoyed his pizza. We went to the pet store to look at the cool puppies. We went home and sung happy birthday again but this time with his ice cream cake in front of him. He made a request not to have candles on his cake but I put one on there anyways. He told me “he enjoyed his birthday a lot,” with a big smile on his face. Children are happy with anything as long as you show them love and spend time with them. They don’t need a big party with expensive gifts. We must create memories that doesn’t include a big price tag. He valued everything and didn’t want more.