Gratitude is is derived from the Latin word gratia, which means grace, graciousness, or gratefulness. Gratitude is the quality of being thankful and showing appreciation and kindness. Many studies show that having gratitude leads to greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, persevere through challenges, and build stronger relationships. In the ten school days leading up to the week of Thanksgiving, we will share our gratitude for many things that people often take for granted, or fail to stop and appreciate. My hope is that each day of this journey will bring you more joy and happiness.