It is the week of Thanksgiving in America! A time for us to get some rest from the efforts we’ve put in the last 3 months as educators and reconnect with our families and ourselves individually. It’s a time of gratitude and thanks! This week, I share a TEDx video focused on happiness, gratitude and appreciation.
Louie Schwartzberg’s lens allows us to not miss nature’s beauty and show appreciation and gratitude. Check out his stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by the powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast. Both serve as wonderful reminders to be grateful for every day. With a perfect connection to our Moral Compass, “Positive Attitude” most specifically, I, for one, want to show gratitude every day through my eyes, my mind, and my heart. Schwartzberg’s TED Talk includes the powerful words of Steindl-Rast who shares that each day is a gift, the only gift that we have right here and now, and the only appropriate response is gratefulness. Cultivate that gratitude as if each day is the first day of your life or the last day. And, as the child in the video expresses, let’s be sure to explore because exploration leads to more imagination and “beautifuler things”. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!