Thanksgiving place setting

The title of this third blog entry on the theme of what I am thankful for at GCCS seems a little too cliche. It is being written the day before the Thanksgiving weekend. This is a time of year when we are expected to pause and list all of the things we are thankful for and share this list with others.

Part of my nature is to push back on traditions that have become cliche. This, however, is not a time to allow my nature to take over.

Since arriving at GCCS my days are filled with interactions with thankful people. I get to talk with teachers who are thankful, students who are thankful, parents who are thankful, and grandparents who are thankful. As a result of these conversations of thanks, I grow in my own thankfulness. I am likely being too simplistic about this but there is a thankfulness multiplier going on here. The more thanks that is given produces even more thanks.

This does not mean we don’t need to have conversations that help us correct something that is wrong. We need to have these tough conversations. At the same time we can be thankful that we can listen to each other to get better at what we do as a school.

May this weekend and all your days have moments of thankfulness that you pass on to others so that we may increase in thankfulness.

“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.” Hebrews 12:28

Marvin Bierling

Principal