Do you express gratitude abundantly? Expressing gratitude makes us happier, healthier people, but often we get so wrapped up in the day to day that we lose sight of small gestures of gratitude.
To jump-start this movement, my friend Jenn, from the YouTube channel “Origami Twist” and I have decided to team up to help others to express more gratitude and teach their kids to do the same. She teaches paper crafting as well as how to find self-confidence through art and organization and I help overwhelmed moms take back their lives by providing inspiration, self-care, personal development, and parenting tips to create a more balanced and fulfilling life.
Jenn and I live on two separate continents – she lives in Australia and I’m in the United States. We both have online businesses and realized that we have the opportunity to collaborate and share our gifts across the world! How cool is it that!?
So why the paper crane? The paper crane origami model is a physical symbol of peace and hope. Making them (once you’ve learned how) is a very relaxing and therapeutic process. In addition, to being enjoyable to create, they make a lovely gift for someone you want to acknowledge.
Here’s the Challenge:
Step 1 –
If you haven’t already, check out Jenn’s YouTube video here to learn more about our mission and the paper crane movement!
Step 2 –
Sign up for my newsletter and get instant access to your free paper crane template.
Step 3 –
We are challenging YOU to make ten paper cranes to give out as an expression of gratitude and kindness.
Get together with a friend, your kids, or use this as an opportunity to take some time for yourself.
Step 4 –
Spread gratitude, happiness, and kindness by handing out your paper cranes! Give them to a friend, a teacher, a family member or a complete stranger.
How awesome would it be to receive such a kind gesture from someone you don’t even know!? Or, leave the paper crane in a random spot for someone to find later.
Have fun, show your appreciation for others, and teach your children how awesome it is to express gratitude and participate in a random act of kindness.
Why a Paper Crane Movement?
We are all guilty of getting tied up in the rat race and the day to day chaos of life with children without taking the time to express our appreciation for others, our blessings, and our environment around us.
More often I’m seeing parents who are so overwhelmed they can’t even take the time to respond to a birthday party invitation or an invite for a playdate. What are we teaching our children?
When is the last time you told your partner you appreciated them? Or told a friend how much they mean to you?
We want to surround ourselves with kind, respectful, and grateful people who bring positivity, understanding, and acceptance to our lives. The most effective way to do that is to start with ourselves. The paper crane is a physical representation of peace and the gift of one is a phenomenal way to show someone that you care about them. We want to inspire others to live their best life and one of the ways to do that is with a grateful heart.
Let’s inspire others to slow down, change our mindsets and by doing so, raise positive, respectful, happy children.
Are you with us!? Join the paper crane movement today and share this on social media to keep the movement going!
To learn more about the benefits of Gratitude and how you can include in in your life check out – 10 Benefits of Practicing Gratitude here.