Thanksgiving Blog

Embracing an Attitude of Gratitude: A Thanksgiving Reflection

As Thanksgiving approaches, the air is filled with a sense of anticipation and gratitude at Resurrection Christian School. It’s a time when we gather with loved ones, indulge in delicious meals, and reflect on the blessings in our lives. However, amidst the hustle and bustle of daily routines and academic pursuits, it’s easy to overlook the profound impact of adopting an attitude of gratitude.

Gratitude is not merely a fleeting emotion expressed during the holiday season; it’s a way of life that cultivates a positive mindset and fosters a sense of appreciation for the world around us. At RCS, we understand the significance of instilling this value in our students and staff, shaping individuals who exude thankfulness in their actions and words.

The Power of Gratitude


Gratitude is a transformative force that transcends beyond temporary happiness. Research has shown its myriad of benefits, including improved mental health, enhanced relationships, and increased resilience. When we acknowledge the goodness in our lives, no matter how big or small, we shift our focus from what’s lacking to what God has blessed us with, fostering contentment and God-given peace.

For students, cultivating gratitude can contribute significantly to their overall well-being. It enhances their academic performance, promotes a positive school culture, and equips them with essential life skills. By encouraging gratitude, we empower our students to navigate challenges with resilience and approach life with a positive outlook.

Practical Ways to Foster Gratitude


During this Thanksgiving season, let’s embrace gratitude in our daily lives:

  • Gratitude Journaling: Encourage your students to maintain gratitude journals, noting down things they are thankful for each day.
  • Acts of Kindness: Foster a culture of giving back by organizing community service projects or random acts of kindness within your home.
  • Gratitude Circles: Create opportunities for students to share what they’re grateful for during family dinner.
  • Expressing Appreciation: Encourage students to write thank-you notes to teachers, staff, or peers, acknowledging the positive impact they’ve had.


As we approach Thanksgiving break, let’s remember that gratitude is not a one-time event but a continuous practice. It’s about appreciating the beauty in the ordinary moments, finding joy in the journey, and recognizing the contributions of those around us.

At Resurrection Christian School, we strive to nurture a spirit of gratitude that permeates every aspect of our community. Together, let’s embrace this attitude of gratitude not just during the holiday season but as a lifelong practice that enriches our lives and strengthens our bonds with one another.