I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving – a holiday that reminds us to practice gratitude. Why not take this practice of gratitude throughout the holidays and into 2018?
Gratitude changes everything … even in our hardest times, if we can just find that one thing to be grateful for … things begin to shift.
20 years ago when I was teaching special education children with behavior problems, I came across the book Simple Abundance by Sarah Breathnach.
In her book, she suggests to keep a gratitude journal – every night before you go to bed you write down 5 things you are grateful for.
So I gave it a try.
Even if my list included things as simple as –
- I am grateful this day is over.
- I am grateful so and so didn’t throw any desks across the room today.
- Or I am grateful I only heard 10 curse words today instead of the usual 100.
I always made sure I took a few minutes to do it every night before jumping into bed.
After a few weeks doing this every night I felt a change inside. So, I decided to share it with my students. I had them keep a gratitude journal every day during journal time.
Little by little, things started to shift inside our classroom. Our attitudes, the environment and the way we treated each other.
So give it a try from now until the end of the year and see how your life changes for the better.
If you don’t like to write, you can draw little pictures of what you are grateful, or simply say it out loud.
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Grateful for all of you!