Are happy people grateful or are grateful people happy? Mrs. Romanoff challenged our Middle School students to find out. They have embarked on a journey of hakaras hatov. They will learn sources from our chachamim that detail how a bas melech should think about acquiring belongings vs. valuing the blessings we have all around us and what we can give to others. Students are encouraged to make this practical by writing in a daily gratitude journal. A mindset shift can make a real impact on our lives and enable students to think beyond the enticing advertising of the American culture offering false happiness in exchange for a particular brand or popular vacation spot.