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Giving Thanks

Can This Quality Make You More Successful?

Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living

By Hannah Morgan for U.S. News Giving thanks and being grateful is trendy right now and this season is the time to give thanks. A tradition that be...

Gratitude to Go

Donna Henes | Posted 01.28.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Donna Henes

I love the symbolism of a Circle Supper to celebrate Thanksgiving when we honor the circles of our near and dear and the cycles of our lives, of all life. When we offer gratitude for the cosmic sphere that we live on, which supports and defines our living.

The Deadly Sin You Can Freely Indulge In On Thanksgiving

Salt Lake Tribune | Peggy Fletcher Stack | Posted 11.28.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Even given its oversized plates piled high with mashed potatoes, turkey, homemade stuffing, candied yams, a plethora of vegetables and pumpkin p...

7 Everyday Complaints That Are Really Just Reminders To Be Grateful

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

Updated December 2, 2013: 12 p.m. EST. Whether it's lamenting about loans or long lines, some of us love to complain like it's our job. (Especial...

Thank God I'm Gay

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cyd Zeigler

Dear God, I don't know why or how you made me gay, but however you did it, or whatever the reason, thank you. I know it's not a gift that you bestow on everyone, and I feel fortunate and grateful that I'm one of the lucky few.

We Have a Lot to Be Thankful For: Reflections by LGBTQ Friends, Community Leaders and Allies

Jodi Savitz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jodi Savitz

This post is about sharing the voices of some amazing LGBTQ community leaders, allies, and friends -- and they are thankful for a lot. I hope this assemblage of thanks is as awe-inspiring to you as it is to me.

Giving Thanks for the Service of Alzheimer's Caregivers This Holiday Season

Eric J. Hall | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

This holiday season spend time to not only give thanks for the friends and family around you but for the Alzheimer's caregivers that help keep these loved ones happy and healthy during this most wonderful time of the year.

25 Things I Shouldn't Admit I'm Thankful For -- But I Am

Jenny Isenman | Posted 01.27.2014 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

24. I am thankful my kids haven't realized that I have no clue what I'm doing.

How to Incorporate Gratitude for Greater Success

Erin Cox | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

A few years ago when I was an environmental engineer, I received a card in the mail that made my week... no, actually made my month... maybe my year.

Thanksgiving: Giving Thanks for Peter Gomes

Robert M. Randolph | Posted 01.27.2014 | Religion
Robert M. Randolph

Peter has been gone now nearly three years. At Thanksgiving I always think about him and his love for the traditions of Plymouth. His passing left a gaping hole in our collective hearts.

Love Each Other This Thanksgiving

Phyllis Sues | Posted 01.26.2014 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

Thanks for every day of waking and breathing. Not just because it's my 90th Thanksgiving. But loving every day, every star in the sky, the sun and the moon every bird that flies and every beautiful memory in each of our lives.

Give Thanks in All Things! All Things? You're Kidding, Right?

Steve McSwain | Posted 01.26.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

There will come a day when you will find yourself giving thanks for the very thing that once caused you the greatest trouble... the deepest sorrow. There is a mystery here that I can neither explain nor explore. I just know it to be true.


Chef Rossi | Posted 01.26.2014 | Comedy
Chef Rossi

One year, my parents did something unheard of in my family: They invited a guest to dinner. It was Thanksgiving after all, time to be generous right? Our next door neighbor, an elderly man we kids called Mr. T came to supper.

What Kind of Village Does It Take?

Elevate Destinations | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
Elevate Destinations

I nodded off to a lullaby of crickets, frogs, wind, and the occasional off-the-mark rooster. I felt contented in a way I had not felt in a long time, as we all fell asleep in the same darkness under the same stars, no other lights in view.

If You Ate Like a Pilgrim, You Would Be Hungry on Thanksgiving

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Shouldn't the pendulum of Thanksgiving feasting start to swing back to the simplicity of that first Thanksgiving? After all, we don't have to present a feast worthy of a Roman orgy to feel thankful that we have food on the table and shelter in which to partake of it.

Thanks vs. Commerce -- The War Rages On

Valerie Alexander | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Valerie Alexander

I love Thanksgiving. It is my favorite holiday of the year, and not just for the food, but for the meaning. I love that I live in a country that at one time decided that we needed to designate a day to appreciate the bounty of our harvests, the kindness of our neighbors, and the riches we receive from the land and each other.

Thanksgiving Thanks for a Healthy Life

Sheryl Kraft | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Sheryl Kraft

Even the smallest thing, like the incredible scent of roasting coffee or the wonder of the intricate shape of a flower petal -- can be overlooked when distractions threaten to drown out the here and now.

Being Thankful for What You Don't Have

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Gini Graham Scott

While one might certainly feel sympathy and empathy towards those who are suffering, one can also step back from the story to think about how fortunate one is that "This didn't happen to me."

Will Your High School Graduates Give Gifts of Gratitude?

Carleton Kendrick | Posted 07.28.2013 | Parents
Carleton Kendrick

We should never assume others know that we appreciate, value and cherish them. We need to write our words of caring and gratitude in letters. We must speak our words of everlasting thankfulness. You need to tell them now. So do your children.

Is Gratitude Good For Body And Soul?

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 03.16.2013 | Religion
Jonathan Merritt

As religious Americans face the inevitable chaos and harshness of 2013, perhaps we should covenant together to offer thanksgiving for the gifts of grace and love and relationship hidden amid life's rubble.

Thank You, Ex-boyfriend

Neely Steinberg | Posted 02.17.2013 | Women
Neely Steinberg

To all of these exes (and the others from whom I haven't listed but have gained enormous self-knowledge), I thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for allowing me to learn and grow through the experiences we shared.

The Simple Truth About Simple Acts

Joshua Estrin | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Joshua Estrin

At a time when we hear so much about what people are not doing and what people need to do to act responsibly, I offer my simple truth. Uncomplicated gestures move mountains and deserve to be acknowledged.

Keep Giving: The Thanks Will Take Care of Itself

Jamie Masada | Posted 02.03.2013 | Comedy
Jamie Masada

Black Friday is taking over the Thanksgiving spirit and soon we will get a 15 minute break for turkey and stuffing while we spend the rest of the time shopping.

The Fine Art of Appreciation

Paul LaRosa | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul LaRosa

I've thought about this for a long time now. If there's one great thing about growing up without a lot of money or status, it's that everything you achieve in life is a bonus -- if you have the right attitude. At least, that's how I feel about it.

A Post-Thanksgiving Reminder

Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP

The very word "thanksgiving" reminds us to be thankful for the good things in our lives. Yet, it is often the tragedies we experience that really make us appreciate what we have. Once we've lost something important, we see how valuable it was.