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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?

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 completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

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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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