Today in our collective worship (assembly) time, we further explored the importance of gratitude. We focused on lunch and considered all the people who have worked to get the food on our plates. We had a quiet time of reflection, giving children the opportunity to be grateful for all that has been done to provide food for them.

We also considered how with Christianity and other religions, prayer is an opportunity to focus on being grateful.

We also thought about the impact of showing gratitude towards others. It’s easy to do and makes the giver and the receiver happier!

Did you know that most people under-estimate the positive impact of showing open gratitude to others and over-estimate the feeling of awkwardness that may be felt by the receiver?