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Being Grateful

Your Perspective Is The Heart Of The Matter

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 05.06.2015 | 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 05.05.2015 | 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 04.23.2015 | 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 04.01.2015 | 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?

It's My Birthday, And I'm Really Grateful I Made It To 23

Isaac Saul | Posted 07.14.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Isaac Saul

Gratitude is a tricky thing; to discuss it means to talk about the things you have, or the things you're happy about. To do that means being able to walk the fine line between boasting and exaggeration and humility and sincerity.

Reflecting on Heroes

Dakota Meyer | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Ever since I was thrown into the spotlight for my actions on the worst day of my life -- September 11, 2011 -- I've had my struggles. I'm continually asked the question, 'Why don't you just live your life and not worry about what people say?' I'll tell you why.

Accepting Where You Are

Debbie Martinez, M.A. | Posted 04.01.2014 | Divorce
Debbie Martinez, M.A.

What you expect, you will receive. Become the master of your mind and not the victim of your thoughts.

The 11 Things I Appreciate That I Used To Take For Granted

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 03.21.2014 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

The contrarian in me resists making any resolutions. Most just make me feel guilty because I fail to meet my own expectations. My philosophy these days is to enjoy what I am doing and not push myself to the point of crankiness. But I do have a resolution of sorts that has nothing to do with diet, exercise or career goals. It has to do with gratitude.

The 3 Words Every Woman Should Own

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 03.21.2014 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

As the year moved from 2013 to 2014, I played one of those silly word games on Facebook. A square made of rows of letters, with instructions to look for words, and a notice that 'the first three words you see, will be yours in 2014.'

You Said You Were Thankful.. Here's How To Show It

Posted 12.03.2013 | Impact

It’s strange how on Thanksgiving we spend so much time thinking about what we are thankful for, only to seemingly forget most of the other 364 days ...

What It's Like To Have The Life Experience To Be Truly Grateful

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 01.26.2014 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

When we were younger, well-intended parents, teachers, and various role models tried to teach us the meaning of 'thanksgiving.' Most of us, though, simply didn't have enough life experience at the time to truly appreciate the depth and bounty of our everyday blessings.

An Experience In My Life For Which I Am Truly Grateful

Adele Scheele | Posted 01.26.2014 | Fifty
Adele Scheele

This Thursday many of us will gather with family and friends, filling up on stuffing and stories, perhaps overlooking the real sense of gratitude hidden in the name of the holiday. As I approach an inevitably crowded flight east to be with loved ones of my own, I am reminded of an experience for which I am truly grateful.

Beyond the Turkey: Could Your Family's Grateful Life Begin This Thanksgiving?

Carleton Kendrick | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News
Carleton Kendrick

Why not use this Thanksgiving Day as the first step toward becoming a more grateful family? Giving thanks for one's blessings on this holiday is traditional. Feeling grateful every day is an attitude, a way of experiencing life.