For the past two years, our Student Senate has organized a school activity for Thanksgiving that is focused on appreciation or gratitude. This year, we have an Appreciation Tree display where students and faculty could write on leaves or apples what they are thankful for. Continue reading
It’s trite to say, “where did the time go,” and yet, I am genuinely stunned that Thanksgiving is this week. I swear the first day of school was only a couple weeks ago. I’m excited though because I love Thanksgiving. I love the food (especially making leftover sandwiches), gathering with family, and of course, the hours of football on TV. The holiday season also provides us an opportunity to shine our attention on giving thanks. Continue reading
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