Tag Archives: Gratitude

  • Guest Column:
    Gratitude

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    I like smiles, and I even like smiling. But the truth is, I often don’t feel like smiling. Stress often squashes the smile. I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard a superstar athlete say, “I’m just so blessed, I’m so thankful for everything.” And to be honest, I respond with some skepticism, “I’d […]

  • August Good Character Reading!

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    Spokane County Library Suggests the following for August – Gratitude! “A Ball for Daisy” by Chris Raschka “All of Me!” a book of thanks by Molly Bang “Baby” by Patricia MacLachlan “Big Red Lollipop” by Khan Rukhsana “Farmer John’s Tractor” by Sally Sutton, “Franklin’s Thanksgiving” by Paulette Bourgeois “Fritz and the Beautiful Horses” by Jan […]

  • Guest Column:
    Gratitude

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    A Few Thoughts on Gratitude By Rev. Linda Bartholomew, Episcopal Church of the Resurrection One of my favorite contemporary theologians is Paul McCartney. Don’t you marvel at how being one of the Beatles was only the start of his career, and how he has had things to say not only about love and life, but […]

  • PACE Partner of the Month

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    The PACE leadership team would like recognize Spokane Valley Fire Department as the Partner of the Month for April. Since becoming a PACE partner in 2015, SVFD has shared the importance of good character by visiting schools, participating in PACE award ceremonies, and placing PACE materials and posters in local fire stations. These materials include special SVFD red and […]

  • Gratitude and Respect

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    New PACE Partner Spokane Valley Fire Department recently helped East Valley’s Continuous Curriculum School students celebrate good character! Battalion Chief Stan Cooke spoke to students during an all-school Awards Assembly about the PACE character traits of Gratitude and Respect. He told them “you have the power to take an ordinary day and make it extraordinary” […]

  • Guest Column:
    Gratitude

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    When asked to write a brief article on what gratitude means to me, I accepted with the thought that it would be an easy assignment, which I could complete in no time. I was wrong. On the surface gratitude seemed simple and easily explained, but a deeper look threw me into the complexity of what […]

  • PACE Partners Get Social with Good Character

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    We asked you to share how you promote good character and we’ve received some great responses, specifically around social media. It’s one of the quickest and far-reaching ways to spread character education to those you serve and your community. Below are just a few examples of what some partners are doing. Take a look at […]

  • A Few Thoughts on Gratitude

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    By Rev. Linda Bartholomew, for publication by PACE Partners: The Current, Valley News Herald and Cheney Free Press One of my favorite contemporary theologians is Paul McCartney. Don’t you marvel at how being one of the Beatles was only the start of his career, and how he has had things to say not only about love […]

  • Spokane County Library Suggests …

    Picture books: “A Ball for Daisy” by Chris Raschka “All of Me! A book of thanks” by Molly Bang “Big Red Lollipop” by Khan Rukhsana “Farmer John’s Tractor” by Sally Sutton “Franklin’s Thanksgiving” by Paulette Bourgeois “Fritz and the Beautiful Horses” by Jan Brett “Giving Thanks” by Jonathan London “Gracias Thanks” by Pat Mora “Gruff […]