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Gratitude and Thanksgiving.

Dear Resurrection Community,

As we prepare for Thanksgiving and the Advent Season we have focused our classroom counseling lessons on Gratitude and Thanksgiving.

As a counselor and parent, I have made it a habit to start each day thanking God for my blessings; and end each night with my family sharing something that we are thankful for. I count the RCS community as one of my greatest blessings. The children and staff that walk these halls are incredible reminders of God's goodness, grace, and love. Each student is a unique child of God who brings something truly special and valuable to our school. We give thanks to all of our parents, supporters, and community members for all that they do for our school. We are truly grateful.

I was asked to share a little bit about the importance of being thankful from a counselor's perspective. So, I will share with you some of the things we have been discussing and learning about in the classroom.

The benefits of practicing gratitude include: improved physical health, psychological health, better relationships, enhanced empathy, reduced aggression, better sleep, improved self-esteem, and mental strength. All of these sound like good enough reasons to practice gratitude to me, but honestly, it is the children who really teach me the importance of gratitude. More importantly, telling those we care about how much they mean to us. As we grow older and have more demands it can be easy to forget to be grateful and share our blessings with those around us. Our staff is thankful for the daily reminders we get from our students that we are loved and that we are called to share that love with others. I'm going to end with a quote from one of my favorite hymns written by Marty Haugen “We are many parts, we are all one body, and the gifts that we have we are given to share.”

We pray that you have a blessed Thanksgiving and Advent Season.

Mrs. Cronin

RCS School Counselor

Rejoice always, pray constantly, and give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ.

Jesus for you. - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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