Gift of Gratitude

Lessons from the Classroom

Have you ever thought about how your seemingly insignificant life events have formed who you are?

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Gift of Gratitude

Have you ever thought about how your seemingly insignificant life events have formed who you are? How intriguing it is to look back and discover how your current life path is directly or indirectly connected to your past!Emerging present moments and fading past events surprisingly yet naturally bring gratitude in life. From the ordinary to the unusual, this book chronicles a little girl’s journey through the joyous ups and painful downs of searching for life’s gift of gratitude. Life’s important lessons were revealed to her through everything from positive influences found in unexpected teachers, injustice in school from pre-kindergarten to college, ordinary friends around her daily life, unfairness inherent in some Japanese traditions, typical family dynamics, uncovering family secrets, fantasies of being French, and the bursting forth of an unspeakable voice. In Gift of Gratitude, Author Claire E. Hallinan shares her gratitude for the gifts that she was given by her past: the ability to think of all experiences as positive, the strengths that she determined to be resilient, and the future that she believed to be hopeful through her unique learning experiences. It is these gifts that she is able to share in her very own classroom as a teacher today.

What readers say about the book🧐

Gift of Gratitude is really a precious book with a lot of great stories to keep you reading through to the end. The 6 lessons introduced in the book span over the course of many years and are lessons learned in the classroom. The author Claire talks about these life lessons with great passion and knows how to draw you in with her writing style. A fantastic read that is both enjoyable and a true learning experience.— Scott Allan

Scott B. Allan

(Amazon Review)
About the Author

Claire E. Hallinan

Claire E. Hallinan, MAEd, was born in Japan and currently lives with her family in Washington. Claire has a passion for making sense of the world, building relationships, and inspiring people to find happiness in themselves. She is a writer, an entrepreneur, a Mindful Schools Certified Mindfulness Instructor, and a National Board Certified Teacher. Claire’s books include her memoir, Gift of Gratitude: Lessons from the Classroom, and relationship-building book, I Notice: Step-by-Step Guide to Transform Student Potential Through Building Intentional Relationships. Claire also co-authored with her daughter The Championslip: A Young Gymnast’s Guide to Become a Fearless Champion on Her Own Terms. Her first children’s book, My Breath Loves Me, is an award-winning finalist in the Children’s Mind/Body/Spirit category of the 2019 International Book Awards and has been translated in Japanese.

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