Thanksgiving is here and, unfortunately, it looks very different from years past. 2020 has been a year of uncertainty, filled with political unrest, mass unemployment, and a global pandemic. At times, it feels impossible to find the bright side to all of this darkness.
But as a Jesuit priest said, “It is not joy that makes us grateful, but gratitude that makes us joyful.” We can foster gratitude and joy in our daily lives even during such uncertain times. In this episode, I’ve outlined four ways to do this, so that we can all be forces of positive change within our spheres of influence.
Jump Through the Conversation
[3:18] Practice Gratitude
[4:38] Take Responsibility
[6:18] Share More
[6:52] Listen Fully and Seek to Understand
[8:27] My Magic Wand: Strive to be Forces for Good and Positive Change
Links and Resources:
- Brene Brown on Joy and Gratitude
- Acknowledging Native Land is a Step Against Indigenous Erasure
- How NOT to Teach Thanksgiving
- The Neuroscience of Gratitude and How It Affects Anxiety and Grief
- Unlocking Gratitude & Maximizing Creativity | Steven Kotler on Peak Performance During COVID-19
- Brene Brown’s Unlocking Us podcast
- The Michelle Obama Podcast
- Jan Phillips’ books, art, classes, and podcast
- CNN’s The Good Stuff Saturday good news
- Email Maureen
- Facebook: Follow Education Evolution
- Twitter: Follow Education Evolution
- LinkedIn: Follow Education Evolution
- Maureen’s book: Creating Micro-Schools for Colorful Mismatched Kids
- Micro-school feature on Good Morning America
- The Micro-School Coalition
- Facebook: The Micro-School Coalition
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