How Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard’s Family Practices This Biblical Virtue
By Jessilyn Lancaster, Managing Editor
Kristen Bell (FROZEN) and her husband, Dax Shepard, say that practicing the biblical virtue of gratitude changed their family.
“Dax has suggested a couple times, ‘Let’s just name three things we’re grateful for,'” Bell said. “I am shocked at how into that our girls have gotten.”
The Bible celebrates a grateful heart in multiple scriptures, including Philippians 4:6, 1 Thessalonians 5:18 and Colossians 3:15.
The family reportedly started the ritual as part of Shepard’s 12-step program for addiction, which has some faith-based roots.
“We’ve been trying to move it up to the morning, as it’s been recommended to me by, well, the 12 Step program is very into that,” Shepard said. “As soon as you start the day, there’s the three blessings, there’s a lot of different traditions that incorporate a morning gratitude list.”
Their daughters, Lincoln and Delta, will now remind their parents to list their gratitudes at the end of each day.
“We’re in the bed sometimes at night, they will say, ‘Does anyone want to talk about what they’re grateful for?’ And immediately [my] mom heart goes crazy, and I’m like, ‘Sure, if you do,’ trying to act cool,” Bell said.
Bell voices Anna in the popular FROZEN franchise, which won a crystal Teddy Bear Award for Best Movie for Families of 2013.
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