#CelebrateMonday 11.23.15

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.

~Karl Barth

Happy Monday! What a beautiful opportunity we have this week to take time to feel and express gratitude, as Thanksgiving is just a few days away.

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Last Thursday the topic for #MOedchat was “Put some gratitude in your attitude!” Educators from around Missouri and across the country spent an hour that night sharing ideas for showing gratitude, as well as sharing what they are grateful for.

While many great thoughts and ideas were shared, one in particular really resonated with me: taking time to experience joy and gratitude every day.

Feeling Grateful – Every Single Day

A teacher shared this video with the #MOedchat community to help illustrate that point. This video is from Louie Schwartzberg, an award-winning cinematographer, director and producer who captures breathtaking images that celebrate life. In the video, he brings together images and words that provide an opportunity for reflecting on what we can be grateful for – every day.

I highly encourage you to take the less than 10 minutes required to not only watch this video, but to really listen to the words expressed by Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Ras: Louis Schwartzberg TEDx

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This #CelebrateMonday is an invitation. Over the Thanksgiving holiday break, I encourage you to find time for rest, reflection, and joy!

 

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About kskeeters

Grateful wife, adoring mother, dedicated educator, life-long learner. @keriskeeters
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