Mom Hands 3-Yr-Old Special Box, But Daughter’s Reaction To Simple Gift Is Sweetest Lesson On Gratitude.

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We’ve told you before about the power of gratitude. Remember the story of the mom who expressed gratitude to her child’s daycare worker by surprising her with a beautiful gift? How about the story of the orphaned kangaroo who starts each morning by thanking the family that rescued her? A grateful heart is truly a beautiful thing. But there’s perhaps nothing more heartwarming than the gratitude of a child.


In the video below, 3-year-old Ellia is given a very simple gift from Mom. “We wanted to see gratitude from a new perspective,” says her mom in the text of the video. So Mom hands her toddler a box and tells her something special is inside… a paperclip. But Ellia’s reaction to the paperclip teaches an incredible message on thankfulness!

The little girl clutches the paperclip to her heart and– in the most genuine, heartfelt tone– says “Thank you, Mama.”

Mom posted the video with the caption “Sometimes children have it more figured out than us adults.” Later, she commented with the photo below, saying “I found her reading to her paperclip later at nap time.”


The video of Ellia’s paperclip present ends with a question: “Are we grateful for the little things?”

Watch the video below of this innocent child’s precious lesson in gratitude.

Share her thankful heart today!

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