In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness and better decision-making. Gratitude is more than being thankful. It does more than just make children feel good; it inspires more purposeful engagement at critical moments in development when their identities are taking shape. At Turning Point, we hold the Montessori principles of gratitude in high regard; we encourage students to recognize each other’s innate value, and we show our own gratitude for our students and each other.