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January 17
Character Strong- Gratitude

This month we are talking about the character trait of Gratitude! 

For the month of January we are focusing on the character trait of Gratitude at FES. The definition we are using is:  

Choosing to notice and appreciate things in our life, things in others and things in the world.


We will be sharing with students that Gratitude is: 1) a choice that we get to make over and over again on where we put our focus and 2) doesn’t always have to be about something positive. 

We can feel grateful even for tough or challenging things in our life! There is plenty of research that shows a strong connection between Gratitude and reduced anxiety, increased happiness, and better relationships. Over the course of the month, we will talk about amazing people who demonstrate Gratitude in various ways. We will talk about what we are grateful for in ourselves and in others. And we will even find Gratitude in some things we would not expect to be thankful for!




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