Gratitude: Not just for Thanksgiving

Psychology Professor Robert Emmons is quoted in the Toronto Star.

Each morning, the Grade 4 students in Michael Minicucci’s class at St. Philip Neri Catholic School reflect on what they’re grateful for and jot it down in a journal.

One student is thankful for the moon because “it has a beauty of its own in the night sky” and another for trees “because they make paper.” One girl writes of her appreciation for friends who “always got my back.” And another is grateful that her mother makes her lunch.

“People who live under an ‘aura of pervasive thankfulness’ reap the rewards of grateful living. Conversely, those who fail to feel gratitude cheat themselves out of their experience of life,” says Emmons, author of Thanks! How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier.

Read more at the Toronto Star.