We enjoyed a weekend full of Thanksgiving celebrations and I hope that you did too. I hope that everyone takes time to think about what they are thankful for. And, perhaps most importantly, take time to think about WHO you are thankful for - then tell them!
One of the best things that I learned in my years as a teacher is the power of being specific with your positive comments. It is great to shower your loved ones with kind words, words of thanks and words of appreciation. It is even better when you take the time to include a specific example of when or why they are a great organizer, someone who can make you laugh, a wonderful cook, a thoughtful gift giver or a supportive motivator.