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
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