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Attitude of Gratitude

As the month of November is coming to a close, there has been much conversation on giving thanks for what we have. As I went through the Thanksgiving holiday and was thankful for many things, I couldn't help but think about a lesson I taught to a group of kindergarten students. The lesson not only was about giving thanks, but giving thanks for the simple things.

I read a book to them called Thanks Gracias, by author Pat Mora. It was really great to think about those little things in life that we take for granted. Simple things, like breathing clean air, great weather, and the people around us. I began to make a conscious effort to think about the simple things and start evaluating the possessions that I have. I really began to appreciate the simple things much more than possessions.

With my new found attitude, I will approach the holidays in a whole new way. In lieu of gifts, I will be asking the people around me to make a donation to some of my favorite charities. I not on…