Gratitude is an emotion we should express throughout the year. The days leading up to Thanksgiving, though, are an excellent opportunity to reinforce the practice of giving thanks and schedule some fun activities with your children to promote gratitude. Here are some suggestions for holding a “Gratitude Week” prior to Thanksgiving to dedicate one activity per day to remind kids of the many blessings and people that surround and support them.
When I first started teaching at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in 1989, I knew nothing about Holy Child and had never even heard of Cornelia Connelly. This marked the beginning of a 28-year journey that has brought me to this moment — as I sit here on the brink of retirement, reflecting on how Holy Child has enriched my life.