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Today is American Thanksgiving. This was a great way of looking at being thankful; celebrate daily life. It reminded me of Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings about seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary. It also fit with yesterday’s post about celebrating education. What if I celebrated that most immediate around me daily?

Originally posted on Known is a drop, Unknown is an Ocean:

Gratitude is a constant attitude of thankfulness and appreciation for life as it unfolds.  Living in the moment, we are open to the abundance around us and within us.  We express appreciation freely.  We contemplate the richness of our life.  In life’s trials, we seek to understand, to accept, to learn.  Gratitude is a continual celebration of life!

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About ivonprefontaine

I have been an educator for almost 20 years. Prior to that, I worked in private industry for 15 years, then returned to university to earn my education degree. For the past 11 years, I have been a co-creator of learning in a unique, progressive, alternative educational school of choice. Currently, I am engaged in a doctoral program at Gonzaga University in Spokane. A main theme in my learning there has been the roles of systems thinking, complexity theory, and organizational theory, and how they apply to education generally and the learning environment I share with students, parents, and colleagues.

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  1. When reading your post the thought came to me that a grateful attitude leds to gratitude, and that when one combines the two words “grateful” and “attitude” when also gets the word “gratitude”. While that may have been obvious to many, I don’t think I ever realized it in this way until reading your post.

    Thank you, Ivon.



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