(WTNH) – A positive campaign is sweeping Cheshire schools and taking it to a whole new level. The Gratitude Campaign at Doolittle School, was inspired and sponsored by Anne Kubitsky, founder of the Look for the Good Project which promotes focusing on the good things in life.
Kubitsky started the campaign about 4 years ago by collecting post cards from people describing what they were grateful for. “Since then I have collected over 22,000 messages,” said Kubitsky. She has taken the idea and turned it into a tool for empowerment, positivity, and education. The Gratitude Campaign is now making its way through local schools as a means of inspiring gratefulness, kindness, and even minimizing bullying.
At the Doolittle School in Cheshire, students were encouraged to write what they are grateful for on a post it and stick it to the wall of the cafeteria. “It started as a little tiny door, and it just exploded… It covers our whole cafeteria,” said Doolittle School teacher Jennifer Guerin. More than 30,000 messages were posted on at the school.
Zoe Scwab, a 6th grader, is paying it forward with her own project. “It’s really amazing, it makes you feel that you matter,” said Scwab. She is collecting/raising money to donate to the Look for the Good Project and will collaborate with Anne Kubitsky on a book of “you Matter” letters written by students at the school. Her family has even created their own gratitude wall in their home.
See Anne Kubitsky’s website: www.lookforthegoodproject.org for more information.