Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our soul blossom. —Marcel Proust
PeachQuotes Studio’s Winter Break W.O.W. Quotation 4! HAPPINESS is all about gratefulness that fuels happiness. With an attitude of gratitude, one cannot be angry. With an attitude of gratitude, frustrations and fury evaporate more quickly than you might imagine. When the topic of gratefulness comes up during the holiday season, as it often does, listen with your teacher hearing and you’ll discover something interesting. When you hear the words “I’m so grateful,” notice specifically the targets of this gratefulness. You’ll likely hear comments like, “I’m so grateful for the weather” or “I’m so grateful their flight arrived on time.”
Many of the things for which we tend to express our gratefulness fall into two categories: The first category is tactical, like flights and traffic or finding the last parking space at the shopping center. The second category revolves around circumstances far beyond our control like the weather. These events provide relief. That’s what we tend to be grateful for, that feeling of relief. When these are the things for which we are grateful, though, the relief is often short-lived. We move right on to the next events on our dockets, grateful and relieved to be able to get out of the driveway because the snow elected not to fall.
A deeper level of gratefulness floods us with something far beyond relief—true gratefulness fills us with happiness. When you search for what is at the root of this deeper happiness, you’ll most often discover—not a WHAT—but a WHOM. The people in our lives, be they family members, students, peers, or friends, provide us with a deeper and more sustaining sense of gratefulness that brings with it a richness and happiness that help us to grow and flourish. As this quotation so aptly expresses, when we are grateful for the people who make us happy, our souls do indeed blossom. It is our sincere hope that during this holiday season, you and those who make you happy enjoy a true chance to grow and bloom!
As for Teacher Peach, we are so grateful for the many engaged and dedicated teachers who support our company because these teachers inspire us to do our best work—for teachers everywhere. Teacher Peach creates really great products for really great teachers. To catch a glimpse of what’s growing in our peach orchard, visit us at teacherpeach.com over Winter Break.
- December 28, 2015
- Randi Brill