Some people see only storm clouds where others are able to spot silver linings. One's perspective can have a powerful influence on their well-being (Matthews, 2011). The good news is that we all choose our outlook and being positive is within our reach.
Looking on the bright side provides hope and support for our community's well-being. By focusing on what is positive, we have the energy to do good work for our fellow man. A community thrives in an optimistic environment, with its members working together in a collaborative way.
Garden County Schools certainly has a great many things to be thankful for!!!
Here is just a starter list: a progressive Board of Education, dedicated teachers, hardworking support staff, conscientious bus drivers, an active TeamMates mentoring program, breakfast and classroom volunteers at Garden County Elementary, a supportive Purple Pride Booster club, many scholarship donors, VOA healthy lifestyle and early childhood education, Girl Scouts, CHAMPS' before/after school program, hunter safety courses, church youth groups, VFW/Ladies' Auxiliary school involvement, UNL extension activities, Angel Tree gifts, food pantries, quality health care close to home, numerous community volunteers (town team basketball-flag football-federation wrestling-soccer-baseball-softball-Tball-4H-Sunday & Bible schools-Kids' Club-Good News Club-haunted house event) and a caring community that supports educating the whole child in a wide variety of ways! WOW - an impressive list and there are likely some I have unintentionally forgot.
"When you wake up in the morning, think of what a precious
privilege it is to be alive; to breathe; to think; to enjoy; to love."
Happy Thanksgiving from Garden County Schools and thank you to all who positively contribute to our learning environment!
-Dr. Paula Sissel,