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Being Grateful

The Business Case For Being Really, Really Happy

John Bowen | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
John Bowen

If you're not aiming to have a great quality of life along with your business success, it's time to start. The reason: The happier and more positive you are in life, the more success you will achieve for yourself, your team and your clients.

The Gratefulness Paradox: Can We Be Profoundly Grateful for All We Have, Yet Still Strive for More?

Joyce Shulman | Posted 04.08.2016 | Parents
Joyce Shulman

Is it possible to strive for more, desire more, work for more while still being deeply, profoundly grateful for all you have? Will being grateful make you complacent? I'm not sure, but it is what I've been working on for the past two months.

This May Be The Most Beautiful Word In The World

Jimmy Dunne | Posted 02.18.2016 | Fifty
Jimmy Dunne

My flight was delayed in an airport and I did something I've never done -- I got a shoe shine. As he began on one of my shoes, rather than just enjoy the simple 10-minute moment, I was lost on my iPhone, banging away at an endless drawer of emails.

A Simple Exercise to Feel Happiness and Find Gratitude

Sue Crites | Posted 01.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sue Crites

In a recent post, I talked about how feelings of happiness and joy can lead to health and healing. Some questions I received related to how one can fi...

How to Become a Better Receiver, or Why It's Okay to Just Get Things

Marilyn O'Malley | Posted 11.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marilyn O'Malley

Receiving is natural. It's a positive and good thing. Taking (maybe with an agenda, recklessly or carelessly) is a different thing, but this often g...

The Power of Thank You

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 11.17.2015 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

The benefits of throwing around Thank You's are enormous. And we have so many opportunities every day. Who can you think of that you can thank again with more passion? Who will you always remember to thank in the future?

3 Things You Forget to be Grateful For

Cecilie Aslaksen | Posted 10.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Cecilie Aslaksen

When you come up with things to be grateful for, you probably mentioned your kids, your partner, your family, your job, your health, and probably some more of those obvious things to acknowledge. But I have three more things to add to that list, if you want to.

10 Ways Gratitude Makes Your Life Better

Tom Casano | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Tom Casano

Science is producing mounting research that our lives are much better when we practice gratitude.

The Best Way to Transform Your Worries

Amy Crumpton | Posted 06.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

photo: stocksnap.io by David Marcu My son had been fighting for days with a viral infection. Sleep had only come to us briefly and lightly between hi...

Your Perspective Is The Heart Of The Matter

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 05.06.2016 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

Truly, a grateful heart makes each passing moment precious, valuable and full. We can't take our own health or life for granted, nor that of our friends or loved ones. Nothing in the realm of form is permanent, and so we are wise to cherish each opportunity and express our gratitude as it arises.

Want To Find Happiness? Do This One Thing In The Shower Every Morning

Margaret Manning | Posted 05.05.2016 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

I have a pleasant morning shower ritual that wakes me up emotionally and helps me to feel better about my life. This ritual doesn't involve a special type of shampoo or happiness soundtrack. It's a trick that I do in my mind to feel more grateful.

What Makes Us Thankful?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

There are lots of psychological benefits to gratitude: Feeling grateful to others can lift your mood. It enhances your feeling of connection to other people. Gratitude can also motivate you to do work for others.

Why I'll Miss Winter (and Other Improbabilities)

Janet M. Neal | Posted 06.01.2015 | Women
Janet M. Neal

When the blizzard is done and I fire up my snowblower, there is a real feeling of regaining a bit more control over my world. Seeing a clean sidewalk due to my efforts that has been carved out of the elements gives me great satisfaction.

Through the Looking Glass

Kathy Walsh | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Kathy Walsh

e become what we believe. Our thoughts are powerful. Thoughts become things. Well, this is also true in how we see our children. How we see them contributes to who they become.

A Counter To Terrorism

Michael Levin | Posted 03.14.2015 | World
Michael Levin

Here are two things we can say with statistical certainty about terrorist acts in 2015. First, there will be more of them. Second, you will not personally be involved in any of them.

Remember to Be Grateful

Jo Tinyow | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Jo Tinyow

As many people are frantically shopping for Christmas presents and awaiting the launch of new stores to open, I request that you take a moment out of your lives to just be grateful for what you already have in your life and give a moment to those that don't.

Ode to Thanksgiving, 2014

Michael Levin | Posted 01.26.2015 | Good News
Michael Levin

I could decry the stores that open on Thanksgiving Day, Or how, among the young, antisocial media holds sway, Ferguson's cry for justice that the system will not heed, The millions in our country who will spend the day in need.

9 Things I'm Not Grateful For As A New Mom

Susan Vernicek | Posted 01.25.2015 | Parents
Susan Vernicek

I'm sitting here thinking about how grateful I am for giving natural birth to my set of boy/girl twins. On the other hand, let's get real for all the not-so-grateful moments in new parenthood.

The 12 Things I Am Most Thankful For As A Mother

Darcy R. Shapiro | Posted 01.25.2015 | Parents
Darcy R. Shapiro

At the end of a particularly long and stressful day, there you are, asking me to pour a glass and have a seat. The only thing that might be better than you during stressful times would be an on-call masseuse. Thank you, Sancerre. Thank you, Malbec. Thank you, Rosé.

The 4 Most Powerful Lessons You Could Learn About Gratitude

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 01.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamelle Sanders

Thanksgiving is a lifestyle that you can cultivate every single day of your life. Gratitude has been the key to every success and every victory in my life. Here are a few secrets about the power of gratitude.

A Mom's Thanksgiving Story of 'Will' and 'Grace'

Susie Orman Schnall | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Susie Orman Schnall

Lately, I have been overwhelmed by the stubborn impenitence of serious disease. How it seems to strike friends and family powerfully and at random. Lives are forever changed. That could have happened to our family today. For some reason, we were spared. For that, I was thankful.

The Power Of A Powerless Moment In Time

Anne Stevenson | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Anne Stevenson

Two and a half years ago, I took a leave of absence from law school while my life was in a dark moment of transition. There I was, awkwardly standing ...

How To Make Your Million-Dollar Idea A Reality

Warren Cassell, Jr. | Posted 08.10.2014 | Teen
Warren Cassell, Jr.

It's amazing how these little creatures, the cavefish and the seahorse, can teach us such a powerful lesson. It is important to forget what you lack and find a way for you to use what you have.

The Philosophers' Guide To Gratitude

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 05.27.2014 | World

Feeling grateful about the good aspects of our lives is something we all know we should do a bit more often. And yet there’s often something curious...

Try Something New For 30 Days

Candace Davis | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Candace Davis

In two weeks I will be jetting off to Europe to tick a few more things off my life list, including living in Paris while writing my first book in 30 days. It feels kinda scary, and at times surreal, but I know I can do it. Why don't you try something new for 30 days too?