Reflection Time and Prayer of the Day

Good Morning Brown Clee!

We are thinking about our Christian Value of THANKFULNESS this half term and yesterday we thought about the wonderful, diverse world that we live in – the planet earth, and how fortunate we are.

Today we are continuing this theme and are going to watch a video where we listen to a story about World War 2.  I wonder if you can think of another word that means THANKFULNESS?………….

Gratitude means being grateful – for example “I am grateful for the wonderful world we live in.”  Have a watch and listen to this story and whilst watching think about what it teaches you about Gratitude…

…what did the story make you think about?…………….

……It made me connect it to what we discussed when we were thinking about Respect and Kindness – how if we treat others as we wish to be treated, then they will treat us well.  It’s a bit like that with Gratitude – if we show someone gratitude, then they will be grateful back – just like Lucky showed his gratitude to Jack by saving his life, and Jack did not abandon his faithful friend. He, too, showed gratitude in return.

Have a little think about who you are grateful to and why?  Who has helped you recently?  Do we say ‘thank you’ often enough to show our appreciation?  Who can you show gratitude to today?

Prayer of the Day

Dear God,
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.
Amen.