Today's gratitude also tied into a little "love-and-logic" in action. Older Thing was being well...a teenager. He didn't want to get out of the cozy bed.
Ok, fine, you can walk!
I issued this consequence knowing that the commute is short enough that makes the walk reasonable and the weather, while crisp, was not unbearably cold.
And guess what? It worked. He showed up in my office with a sincere apology.
And that made it the perfect way to start my day (with your teenager saying "I'm really sorry Mom!")