Gratitude 2015

Gratitude 2015

Gratitude today is practically a buzz word. The practice of it is guaranteed to improve your state of mind, your relationships, even your finances.

My first grade teacher (1944-45) was way ahead of the curve in instilling gratitude in us.

Every morning we folded our hands on our desks and recited

“Father we thank thee for the night and for the pleasant morning light,

For rest and food and loving care, and all that makes the world so fair.

Help us to do the things we should, to be to others kind and good.

In all we do and all we say, to grow more loving every day.”


Of course you could not do this in public school nowadays, but I’m glad Miss Walker did it then. The prayer and the attitude have stayed with me all these years

Dorothy C. Judd © 2015

Next post: Monday, November 30th



About twofelines

What to say? I love my family and friends. I also love kids, cats, and books. Oh, and potato chips and Cheez-its. I am a retired teacher who still loves to be in the classroom, so now I am a substitute teacher.
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2 Responses to Gratitude 2015

  1. Carol D'Agostino says:

    Nice prayer that you remember! When I first started teaching we began the day with prayer and pledge of allegiance.

  2. efmcmahon says:

    Thank you for sharing Dorothy! What a beautiful prayer. Our bedroom is on the third floor and faces west. This morning, South Mountain Reservation is reflecting the early morning sunlight; your prayer of Thanksgiving sums up a perfect start to the day.

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