Dear Parents and Students,
“Gratitude is the song of the heart.” is one of my favourite sentences and attitude.
Gratefulness creates a positive attitude towards life and opens a joyful way to find God even in small things.
Gratitude can change our lives because it makes us appreciate what we have rather than what we don’t have. Gratitude can change our lives because it is the single most powerful source of inspiration that any person can tap into if we just stop and pay attention to the simple beauty and miracle of life.
Having gratitude can change our lives because it breathes positivity into everything we are doing. It’s a monumental shift in focus, a new way of seeing things, one that involves a wild-eyed appreciation for the beauty of all things.
In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, sleep better, improve their health, deal with adversity, express more compassion and kindness and build strong relationships and even have a stronger immune system.
Gratitude is to pause to notice and appreciate the things that we often take for granted, like having a place to live, food, clean water, friends, family and even computer access. It’s taking a moment to reflect on how fortunate we are when something good happens – whether it’s a small or a big thing.
Gratitude is a skill that is well worth cultivating, a skill we need.
Therefore dear students, let us live in an attitude of gratitude even in the small things of life.
Sr. Lilian CJ