Thursday, 30 August 2018

An Attitude of Gratitude

Researchers such as the team at the Greater Good Science Centre have concluded that gratitude is linked to better health, more happiness and stronger connections to others. 

We also know that the Bible teaches us that gratitude is part of the life of a Christian.
“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:15-17
So, if you wish to focus on developing an attitude of gratitude in your students, why not try using the My Thank You Bible.
There are 4 of these bibles.
My Thank You Bible Storybook – Thank You God For All You’ve Made (ISBN 9788772030692)
My Thank You Bible Storybook – Thank You God For Friends And Family (ISBN 9788772030708)
My Thank You Bible Storybook – Thank You God For Protecting Me (ISBN 9788772030715)
My Thank You Bible Storybook  – Thank You God For loving Me (ISBN 9788772030722)

Dr Robert Emmons, the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude has explained that research carried out on years 6 and 7 students who were taught about gratitude revealed that not only did the students have positive wellbeing effects from developing an attitude of gratitude, but their academic results also improved!

Try using these Bible Storybooks in your Chapel or Religious Education lessons. You will have enough lessons for an entire year! I love the illustrations and the students will love lifting the flaps!