Developing an Attitude of Gratitude

Sunday, October 20th, was our first PSR Family Faith Day for kindergartners, first graders and their parents. The teachers (Therese Wells, Angela Giancola, Emma Garon, Teresa and Georganna Norris and Cheryl Silvidi) designed many hands-on stations that focused on the theme of “Thanksgiving”.  In their activities, the families had many opportunities to express their gratitude for so many blessings in their lives.

Developing an attitude of gratitude is essential in cultivating a spirit of stewardship. Taking time to recognize our blessings, learning how to appreciate them and be thankful is a great way to remember that God is the source of all that we have.

Gratitude also helps us to see God’s presence in our surroundings and in our relationships. It helps us to develop the virtues of understanding, compassion, cheerfulness…and yes, even patience. Gratitude can help us to live a happier, healthier and holier way of life.

Thank you to our catechists, our children and our parents for your generous response.

During this month of November is a perfect time to reflect on 1 Thessalonians 5:18:  “Give thanks in all circumstances.”

God bless,

Karen Bartos, PSR Principal and C.R.E.