Our Value this half term is Thankfulness – and I think at this point in time it is particularly relevant. We often take so much for granted and don’t take time to stop and reflect on how much we have to be thankful for. So maybe today just stop for a moment and listen and watch this song by Josh Groban called ‘Thankful’.
What are you thankful for? Here’s a short poem that might help you think of things…
Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary,
because it means you’ve made a difference.
It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfilment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings
Prayer of the Day
Teach us to show our gratitude for what we have
By caring for those around us,
And for the wonderful world in which we live.