Gratitude is the BEST Attitude
At ISB we believe in approaching life and learning with an Attitude of Gratitude!
To mark American Thanksgiving, we thought it was a good opportunity to reflect on the what we as a community are thankful for. A celebration for today and habit for every day thereafter, for “it is not happy people who are thankful, but thankful people who are happy!” Gratitude isn’t just for thanksgiving, but a healthy habit to get into; it is a proven health and resilience booster.
We have invited our students and families to take on the Big Life Journal Gratitude Challenge, with twenty one days of thanks!
Here’s five fun ways to cultivate the attitude of gratitude with your children:
Reporters: Have your child call an older family member and pretend to be a reporter writing a story of their life, including what they are thankful for.
Gratitude Tree: Create a family tree, where you write down and discuss the things you are grateful for as a family.
Community Connection: Appreciating the different cultures, languages, clothing and special foods within your community.
Gratitude Creations: Make thank you cards for people who have made that difference.
Daily Gratitude: Celebrating the small things through journaling or dinnertime/bedtime chats as a family.
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”
Thanks for reading!