GRATEFULNESS: Letting others know by
my words and actions how they have benefited my life.
- SUGGESTED READINGS:
My Dad is Really Something
The Whipping Boy
Where the Red Fern Grows
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
- Parents can talk to their children about the importance of always
saying thank you and being grateful for all they have.
- Take time to tell your children how grateful you are that they are
part of your life.
- As a family, discuss the things you are grateful for.
- Thank your children for something kind they have done for you
- Have your students write thank you notes to their parents or to a
community member who has donated time or other resources to the
HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITY:
- At a school assembly, publicly thank the school's support staff.
They do so much work behind the scenes to keep the school
- Abraham Lincoln decreed Thanksgiving during the Civil War, have a
class discussion or assign a short paper on things our country
should be grateful for.
"I've learned that although it's hard to admit, I'm secretly
thankful my parents are strict with me." -From Live and Learn
and Pass It On by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good
turn, as in doing it." -Senecca
"Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none
have a right to expect." -Jean Jacques Rousseau
"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the
parent of all others." -Cicero
Perform a Random Act of Kindness Each Day