Culture of Gratitude
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At The Montessori School we believe there is a difference between self-indulgence and the fullness of self. By taking Montessori’s design to provide constant and meaningful opportunities for real work and meaningful ways to contribute to others, our children begin to take on habits of self-knowledge from the very earliest years. Over time, these habits deepen and become more consciously accessible. Meanwhile, the same thing is happening in the community of adults with countless opportunities to grow and deepen.
We find that within human beings, whether a young child, maturing student or parent experiencing the vulnerability and vastness of raising a family, senses are honed beyond self-interest when the spirit of a community is mindful of the greater good. Spontaneous acts of kindness and generosity seem to constantly occur as we reach for something deeper than ourselves.
Years ago, one parent quietly named ours a Culture of Gratitude. This invited us to look inside and consider the importance of our deeds to imagine how giving thanks is less the objective than the manifestation of a sense of satisfaction when the fullness of self is being motivated and inspired. As our mission includes the goal to raise" passionate and compassionate citizens of the globe,” we imagine this begins with helping nurture and lift a grateful heart.