November Theme: Hakarat HaTov (Gratitude)

There's a Jewish tradition that encourages finding 100 blessings each day. From waking up to trying something new, to turning a bump in the road into a new opportunity, there are occasions throughout our day to feel gratitude and awe. Our brains are trained to actually take greater notice of and hold on to negative experiences and interactions, but actively counting our blessings, appreciating even the smallest positive moment on an otherwise rainy day, and learning to turn around difficult situations helps us reframe our thinking. Read a story like, "Thank You, For Me!" is also a wonderful reminder about all of the blessings a child encounters during their day.