As Thanksgiving approaches, we are constantly reminded to show gratitude for our good fortunes and to give to those who are less fortunate. It is a time to reflect and "give thanks," but how often do we truly take the time to step back from the day to day stressors to acknowledge the positive aspects of our lives? Life can get stressful and it's very easy to become consumed in the negativity. Unfortunately, negativity is contagious. We become so consumed in our own troubles and we often forget to slow down, think about the positives in our lives and "pay it forward."
As our students and children teach us everyday, there are many different ways to express love and kindness. It's important to take a moment each day be grateful for what we have and tell the people in our lives how much they mean to us. (Students and Family Support Services, Celebrate the Children)
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