"You have a lot of trees back here," I said to my husband one Sunday afternoon in his backyard after we'd been dating only a few months. "Yep." "I thought you were going to be moving shortly?" "I probably will."
Help us to love and respect and protect and welcome them all on this day of Thanksgiving as we affirm the sacredness of every child in our own country and all around the world.
The holidays are just around the corner... and so, too, are those few holiday guests who always seem to get under your skin. While we each have our own unique family dynamics, there are a few common classic personalities that many of us may face each holiday season. Here's how to deal with them in order to keep the peace at your holiday dinner table.
I questioned if one could experience joy by faking "gratitude"? I tried and this is what I learned by pretending to be grateful.
Here are five practices that can help us feel a deep sense of appreciation throughout the day on a regular basis:
"I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved; I have been given much and I have given something in return; I have read and traveled and thought and written."
Sometime during the second week of November, the phrase 'holiday season' caught my ear. I shuddered a little. It probably wasn't the first time someone said it in my presence, but rather the first time it sank in. My defenses against the too-early onslaught were higher this year.
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Under Race to the Top and Common Core students, teachers, schools, districts, and states are evaluated based on high-stakes standardized tests, transforming schools from places where students learn to love learning into test prep academies.
Some of us may be missing those who are not able to be with us. Regardless of your situation, here are eight ways that you can be thankful no matter what your circumstance.
However, Thanksgiving is about more than just having the day off and Black Friday and holiday shopping, Thanksgiving is a really powerful holiday and one that can be the best day of the year, if you just take the time to really enjoy the best Thanksgiving has to offer. If you want to really maximize your Thanksgiving holiday, here are five easy tips to consider that can completely change your holiday experience.
This Thanksgiving finds us saddled with a government that is a far cry from George Washington's vision of a government that would be a blessing to all the people.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving (which is indeed a holiday, despite people's best efforts to skip over it and go straight to Christmas), I've decided to write a blog post over something I am and have been thankful for over the past four years.
Well, as busy as you may be, I'm betting that your Thanksgiving to-do list looks like a Post-it note compared to all of the tasks that the talented folks who work for Macy's Parade and Entertainment Group have to accomplish before 12 noon ET on Thursday arrives.