Sunday, September 14, 2014

World Gratitude Day!

Did you know that there is a day set aside to celebrate and reflect upon what we have and should be thankful for? Gratitude Day is celebrated each year on September 21st. The purpose of Gratitude Day is to recognize the need for people to stop and think about the amazing things and people we have in our lives and around the world.

This past week we honored the heroes of 9/11. We continue to be grateful for their heroism and sacrifices. Students decorated bags that lined the hallways to show their gratitude.

We are grateful for the military members who work to keep our country secure and free.

We are grateful to be able to live overseas and experience different cultures, languages, people and the opportunities to travel.

We are grateful for the love and support from our families, friends and colleagues.

We are grateful for the parents and community members who volunteer their time to enrich our classrooms.

And as we come to work every day, we see the bright faces of our students who enter our classrooms carrying the hopes and dreams of our futures. We are so grateful to be able to touch these lives, even if it is just for nine months.   

These are just some of the many things we are grateful for. And although we sometimes get overwhelmed with the challenges we may face in our lives, we try to remember the many things we are thankful for, not just on Gratitude Day, but every day. We hope you will take the time to appreciate what you have in your lives as well!

 Books about Sept. 911:  

Books about being grateful:

The Giving Tree: (storybook video)
We are grateful for our home:




We are grateful to YOU for taking the time to read our blog and allowing us to share our experiences away from home! 

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