In EIS, there would be no better event than Thanksgiving. As a Kindergarten Teacher, I’ve spent multiple times teaching my little boys and girls in the class to say thank you and be grateful for everything. Giving thanks can make a person happier. How much more if you receive something from someone you don’t expect.
On November 26, 2020, the Kindergarten department assembled in building nine ground floor for a short thanksgiving worship program. Teachers and students sang songs, listened to the inspiring message from High School World History teacher, Mr. Karl Snell, expressed our special thanksgiving prayer to God, then enjoyed the thanksgiving meal with our students in our respective classes. Mrs. Hazel Ilao initiated the program, Primary and Elementary School Principal, and Mrs. Deena Das, Kindergarten-Grade Level Leader, with all Kindergarten teachers and staff.
There are many ways to develop gratitude regularly. In EIS, most of us use prayer to thank the Lord. Others love to write a simple note to extend their feelings. Whatever your situation may be, it is important to be thankful and cultivate gratitude regularly. Here are the seven scientifically proven benefits of gratitude that will motivate you to give thanks year-round listed by a psychologist and the internationally bestselling author, Amy Morin on Forbes, November 23, 2014.
- Gratitude opens the door to more relationships
- Gratitude improves physical health
- Gratitude improves psychological health
- Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression
- Grateful people sleep better
- Gratitude improves self-esteem
- Gratitude increases mental strength
May we always say these words found in Psalm 9:1, “I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.”
By: Janice Quimba