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Being Thankful

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

Susie Orman Schnall | Posted 11.21.2014 | 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.

You're 10 Days Away From More Happiness

Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Holmes

It isn't exactly becoming for the GPS for the Soul editor to have more gripes than gratitude, but hey, I'm only human. And as humans, we have remarkable abilities to make positive changes. So I am here to take a stand: I, Lindsay Holmes, will start to be more thankful for the good things -- and I'll do so by keeping a journal of them.

Stressed Out? This Will Help You Stop And Smell The Roses

Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

4 Reasons Why Gratitude Will Make You Happier

Matt Richardson | Posted 04.09.2014 | Good News
Matt Richardson

Although there certainly is an "app for pretty much anything" -- there isn't one for happiness. There is something that works though, and it works every time: gratitude.

Do You Create Obstacles to Being Truly Grateful?

Sharon Melnick | Posted 01.28.2014 | Impact
Sharon Melnick

When you find yourself caught in the grip of the mental stress of doubt, expectation, or social comparison, you can take a moment of pause and then consciously put your attention on the things (big and small) for which you are grateful.

Is Thanksgiving Just For the 'Haves?'

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 09.24.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

What if we give thanks for all the 'right' things we have such as family, friends, job, home and health, and then, in a blink of an eye, find that we no longer 'have' those things. What will we be thankful for?

My Adopted Children Taught Me to Be Thankful

John M. Simmons | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
John M. Simmons

My wife and I adopted Sarah from Russia when she was 5. She is 13, now. Last week she provided me with a list of things that she is thankful for. It stopped me in my tracks.

Got Gratitude? Give It Away.

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
M. Shannon Hernandez

It's one thing to be grateful, and to keep all those yummy vibes to yourself, but it's another to speak and write words of gratitude to others. Do you know how much a simple, heartfelt "thank you" can change someone's life?

Nelly Furtado, Aimee Mann And More Share Their Favorite Songs About Gratitude

Posted 11.22.2012 | OWN

Just in time for Thanksgiving, these soulful singers -- each with a new record out this fall -- share their favorite musical ways to say thank you. ...

5 Things Every Bride Should Be Thankful For

Bitchless Bride | Posted 01.21.2013 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

What are you, bridey, thankful and grateful for? If you find yourself stumped, please allow me to give you a few ideas

My Grandmother's Winter Coat

PJ Mintner | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
PJ Mintner

Loss doesn't always have to be greeted with anger or sadness. In fact, if you greet loss and differences with grace, you might find that you live in a warmer, brighter world than you ever realized. That's how my grandmother saw the world, and she shared the warmth.

Gratitude Is Thanks on Steroids

Janice Van Dyck | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Janice Van Dyck

Gratitude may be an emotion, but I've always thought of it as an action. Acting grateful is taking the time to let someone know that they've made a difference in our lives.

5 Ways To Be Thankful Beyond Thanksgiving

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, many of us start turning our attention to what we have to be thankful for. And, like many of us, once the holiday passes, thankfulness returns to the back of our minds.

Blessings and Resolutions

Eldon Taylor | Posted 01.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

I believe in helping others help themselves, and I know that in doing so, we improve our own lives as well. Both the real mission and mystery in life is revealed through service.

Gratitude Can't Be Overrated

Dayna Macy | Posted 01.15.2012 | Fifty
Dayna Macy

Gratitude can't be overrated. For whatever we can honestly bitch about in our lives, most of us have it pretty good. That turkey or tofu you're eating this Thanksgiving? Check. That warm bed you sleep in at night? Double check.

2010 Gratitude Index: What People Are Really Thankful For

Jen Consalvo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jen Consalvo

What do most people write about in their gratitude journals? If you're a cynic, it may surprise you -- money and possessions do not top the list.

What Leading Progressives Are Thankful for

Lynn Parramore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynn Parramore

I asked leading progressives, is there a silver lining to all of these storm clouds? Some found deep values, some found humor, but all found something important to think about this holiday season.

Giving Thanks In Lousy Times

Jim Moret | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Moret

As we approach our national four-day holiday of Thanksgiving, you might be wondering: during this "Great Recession," as many are now calling it, what exactly is there to be thankful for?

Finding Gratitude Even When Things Don't Look So Good

Elaine Hall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elaine Hall

It is this time of year that we take stock of what we have and overlook what we have not. There is so much to be grateful for.

The Meaning Of Gratitude

Lee Lipsenthal, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Lipsenthal, M.D.

When I was diagnosed with a "bad" cancer, I was somewhat pleased with the fact that I didn't have fear of death and that, in fact, it might just be a good day to die.

Thanksgiving Blessings

Cheryl Saban Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cheryl Saban Ph.D.

I took time out from baking and cleaning to whisper a silent prayer; to acknowledge that in the midst of all our holiday indulging, many people across the globe are suffering.

5 Ways to Feel Thankful, Fast

Sharon Glassman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Glassman

Is Thanksgiving catching you between a rock and a hard place, emotionally? Here are five ways to feel thankful (or thankfuller, if you're already into the T-zone), fast.

Let Us Give Thanks

Roger Fransecky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Roger Fransecky

I would hope that this Thanksgiving we might all pause to do more than say thanks, but instead be the grateful selves that can fuel and inform a new way of being in our lives.