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Counselors’ Hub: Practicing Thankfulness
05 Nov
  • Counselors’ Hub: Practicing Thankfulness

What is Thankfulness? 

Thankfulness is being grateful for what you have. It is an attitude of gratitude.  

Why practice it? 

Thankfulness brings contentment. Without the virtue of thankfulness, people can become negative. They fall into the trap of wishing things were different. They whine and complain when things don’t go their way. With thankfulness and practicing it daily, it becomes a lifelong habit, we keep a positive attitude, and appreciate little things and find beauty in the world everywhere at any time. It is a gift to yourself and to others that come into your life. Being Thankful and showing Gratitude as a daily habit can transform your life and those you love. 

Here are some reflection questions some of the Middle School students considered this week. Use them for self-reflection or ask your family.  

Q: What relationships or people are you thankful for and what is it about them that you appreciate? Example “I am thankful for my mum for her love towards me and always doing extra to make my life easier” 

Q: What are you most thankful for about yourself? 

Q: What are you grateful for today? Name 3 things (e.g. a great dinner time discussion at a shared table)

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the School Counselor at schoolcounselor@msb.edu.cn