The Ultimate Virtues: Gratitude

With children gratitude starts simply. Teach them to say “thank you” and mean it. Teach them to explain what it is they are thankful for. With that start, children will expand this virtue to include:

  • appreciating all the blessings they have received,
  • looking for and finding the good in adversity,
  • valuing their tears as much as their laughter,
  • trusting that each moment brings them an opportunity to enjoy, to accept, or, when facing challenges, to create positive change,
  • recognizing their lives as precious,
  • freeing themselves from resentment and jealousy,
  • understanding what they really need, and then
  • living contentedly with whatever comes their way.

“Acknowledge your gifts and be grateful to the source. Because if you know from whom you’re receiving, you can always go back for more.”

Rabbi Noah Weinberg

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