We will continue our discussion of Courtesy during our lessons this week. We will give special attention to the importance of expressing our gratitude to others as a form of Courtesy. Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:
“Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.” — Jacques Maritain (Philosopher, Teacher, Author, Ambassador from France to the Vatican)
Gratitude is being able to express our thanks and appreciation for the things we have, and especially for what someone else does to help and support us. We are being courteous when we are being grateful. We should always remember that without some very special people in our lives, we would not be where we are, or able to do the things we do. We should take every opportunity we have to show these special people how grateful we are to have them as part of our lives. We shouldn’t take them for granted — we should treat them with courtesy, and show our appreciation for them.
- What is something someone else has done for you, or given you, that you are grateful for?
- Who is someone who is part of your life that you are grateful for?
- What are some ways you can express your gratitude to other people?
Please share your answers to these questions, and your thoughts about Courtesy, with our school community by using the form below.