In truth, O judges, while I wish to be adorned with every virtue, yet there is nothing which I can esteem more highly than the being and appearing grateful. For this one virtue is not only the greatest, but is also the parent of all the other virtues.
– Cicero, Pro Plancio (54 BC)
Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday. It’s a time when we stop, gather with loved ones, and reflect on what we are thankful for. It always serves to remind me of how powerful gratitude is and how we often wished we offered it more in our daily lives. For us as parents and educators, our first focus is always on our children and students, so the season often makes us think about what we can do to support the character development of our youth. Continue reading