Key gratitude skills (hint: it’s more than just saying thank you)

We all benefit from practicing gratitude in our lives. Giving thanks is not just for students. It’s for everyone. That includes you!

Social-emotional skills—like listening, understanding, empathizing and reflecting— are the building blocks for practicing gratitude. By working on these skills, we can strengthen the power of gratitude in our lives.

Let’s dive a little deeper into three important skills and how you can practice them.


Showing concern for others


Paying attention and understanding what someone says


Consideration for a person’s feelings, wishes, rights, or traditions