This month Lincoln School is focusing on the hard character trait- Gratitude. We want the children to focus on acknowledging the good in their life and to learn to say, “thank you!” Often children will focus on what they do not have or want. We want students to take a moment to recognize what they do have. This simple gesture can change outlook and help guide someone through a difficult time. Parents can teach this trait by focusing on the positive, accepting the mishaps in life with a smile, and sharing something that brought joy each day. Some parents like ending the day with the question, “What were you grateful for today?” Parents can also acknowledge those who made a difference in their life.
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey