Gratitude Trees - November 14th - End of the Year
Gratitude is a learned behavior. For children it is a difficult concept to teach, but it is one of the most important. By developing gratitude in children, they become more sensitive to the feelings of others and develop empathy. Grateful children look outside their own world and see that their parents and others actually DO things for them. Children that are not taught to be grateful can end up feeling entitled and disappointed. Hopefully, our Gratitude Tree in the children’s section of the library, will open up conversations between parents and children about what it is to be grateful.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life,
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, and
confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home,
a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
We adults all get too busy with our lives and often fail to appreciate all the abundance that we already possess. Not only does being grateful help you improve depression and make you happier, you will sleep better and think better, too! By having Gratitude Trees the following locations:
The West Sedona Library - Children's Room
West Sedona School and Big Park School
Oak Creek Country Club
The Sedona Community Center
The Collective at the Village of Oak Creek