November 12, 2018
While my children are in their late 20’s, they still remember sitting at the family dinner table in the evening answering a nightly question. We often had a topic to discuss usually generated by my daughter much to the chagrin of her two brothers. During November, invariably, the question of gratitude and giving thanks came up as a topic. Once we proceeded through a glib answer from the boys, we finally got down to those people and things in which we had gratitude for in our lives.
I invite you to take a time with your daughter and share what you are thankful for and why. Then, in turn, listen to your daughter share her list of gratitude. When we stop and think, we all have many things to be thankful for every day. We know those who are grateful have better mental and physical health. Sometimes, when as parents we share our perspective, we open the door for our children to see the world in a different way. Take an evening during our Thanksgiving break for a gratitude conversation.
All of us at Ursuline are very thankful to be a part of your family and daughter’s life. On behalf of our faculty and staff, thank you for entrusting your daughter’s education to us and