We will be discussing showing our gratitude as a form of Courtesy during our discussions in class this week. Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:
“Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.” — Jacques Maritain (philosopher)
When a person is courteous to us, we should be grateful and say “Thank you”, or give them a smile in return. When we are grateful, and show our gratitude, we are being courteous. What we have, what we can do, and the many things that others do for us — we should be grateful for all of these things. We should never take for granted what we are given, what we have, and most especially the people around us.
1) Are you grateful that you can take karate classes?
2) What is something you are really grateful for?
3) Can you think of someone in your life you are grateful for? Why?
Please use the supplementary material in the March 2014 Parent Letter, as well as the March Kid Kick and Fastbreaks newsletters to help you discuss Courtesy with your family at home.
Please feel free to post your thoughts on this week’s discussion topic!