Tag: Thanksgiving

How to Encourage Your Teen to Be More Grateful

How to Encourage Your Teen to Be More Grateful

One Christmas when I was in elementary school, I didn’t get a particular present that I wanted. And I complained about it a lot. I don’t even remember what the missing present was, but I remember my grandmother’s response. “When I was little, one Christmas […]

16 Gratitude Quotes to Change Your Life for the Better

16 Gratitude Quotes to Change Your Life for the Better

The fall of 2015 was not good to me. I was several months into the hardest year of my teaching career. After 3 rounds of IVF, the doctor told us that biological children weren’t in the cards. We’d recently moved halfway across the country and […]

Why I’m Thankful for the Teens in my Life

Why I’m Thankful for the Teens in my Life

“Wow – you teach high school? That must be rough. Teenagers are horrible.”   I have heard variations of that phrase over and over again through the years. Have you? Have you said it yourself? Everyone seems to hate teenagers. And I get it. They […]