This term at Brauer and Warrnambool Colleges our Big Life focus is on gratitude. Gratitude is the quality of being thankful; a readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Being deliberately grateful forces us to notice the positive things happening in our lives, no matter how small. When we try to tune in to these positives, it becomes clear that there are many wonderful people, places and things in our lives that normally go unnoticed. Instead, we often tune into the annoying, unfortunate, frustrating and tragic side of life, and it can seem impossible to turn our mood around once these negative emotions take over.