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Creativity and the Ordinary

Miriam Ava | Posted 01.21.2015 | Arts
Miriam Ava

Consider housekeeping your launchpad to happiness. Clearing away what no longer sparks joy (thanks, Marie Kondo), creating space for what you envision, and anticipating beauty -- that's what opens you up to the heavens. Let the good rush in and through you, and then ship your art.

National Thank You Month: A Professional Reminder

Diane Gottsman | Posted 01.08.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

In our digital world, there is something magical about getting a stamped letter with our name written on the front. The best part is that with the right supplies, the entire process takes less than five minutes.

An Open Letter to Daycare

Jeannette Bellesfield | Posted 01.08.2015 | Parents
Jeannette Bellesfield

We know it isn't cheap or easy to keep your programs running. But we appreciate everything you do, every single day. We know you care. We really, really do.

How Saying Thank You Can Make You Happier

Tamsen_Fadal | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamsen_Fadal

By the way, saying "thank you" actually makes you happier, too. According to a study by the John Templeton Foundation, 64% of women say they say thanks simply because it makes them feel good.

January Is National Thank You Month: How to Write the Perfect Thank-You Note

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 01.05.2015 | HuffPost Home
Jacqueline Whitmore

January is National Thank You Month, the perfect opportunity to pause and express your gratitude. While an email or text message is nice and a phone call is fine, nothing conveys heartfelt thanks or leaves a lasting impression better than a handwritten note.

A New Year's Letter to My Best Friends

Katerina Lopez | Posted 12.29.2014 | College
Katerina Lopez

I cannot begin to explain how much you mean to me. But clearly I'm going to try. I have known some of you for nearly a decade and others for less than a year.

5 Ways to Weave Gratitude Into Your Family's Life

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Our family has a "Mo' Grat" ritual every evening when we sit down for dinner. In this case, it means "Moment of Gratitude" during which we hold hands around the table, take a deep breath, close our eyes, and for a few seconds reflect on who and what we are grateful for.

Here's Proof You've Been Thankful For The Wrong Reasons

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 11.29.2014 | Comedy

When you go around the table at Thanksgiving to see what everyone is thankful for, answers often include family and friends. While all those tradi...

How to Tell a Transportable Story in a Thank You Card

Rajesh Setty | Posted 01.23.2015 | Business
Rajesh Setty

A transportable story is one where you make it a no-brainer for the recipient of your story to pass it along to one or more people. A transportable s...

4 Words of Kindness to Teach Gratitude to Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 01.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Jim Taylor

In my last post, I described five messages that parents can send to their children to instill the value and practice of gratitude. In this post, I'l...

Lights Go on Part XXIX: Teamwork

Thomas Bähler | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

Right now I am in the midst of observing a philosophy turned formula being born to share with people everywhere. It is both daunting and exhilarating...

Business Etiquette: The Correct Way to Respond to a Verbal 'Thank You'

Diane Gottsman | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Two simple words, "no problem," in response to a "thank you," may be chipping away at your customers' goodwill. The service person who replies with this response almost certainly means to acknowledge the "thank you" and is essentially saying "you're welcome." Still, many customers are offended.

5 Messages of Gratitude You Can Send Your Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Finally, an underappreciated way to teach your children gratitude is for them to learn to express gratitude toward themselves.

Gratitude Fuels Your Child's Heart (and Your Own)

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

One of the most important -- and often neglected -- messages that you want your children to get early and often is the power of gratitude. Consider a simple "thank you." Those two words offer a win-win for the sender and the receiver of the message.

A Thank-You Note to My Parents

Cara McDonough | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Cara McDonough

Since I'm finally mature enough to get it, I thought I'd thank my parents for all the things that made no sense when I was young.

How to Write a Thank You Email After an Interview

Stacia Pierce | Posted 12.07.2014 | Business
Stacia Pierce

Saying "thank you" is sadly becoming a lost art. The days of handwritten cards or notes of appreciation sent after receiving a gift are dwindling.

Change Is in the Air

Rupa Mehta | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Nature is talking to us; we should listen! Bundle up in that new sweater, eat that pumpkin pie, and crunch through some leaves; truly enjoy the season! But don't forget to supplement the physical changes with emotional ones.

The Profound Impact of a Teacher

Michael Geheren | Posted 10.19.2014 | Education
Michael Geheren

While it is a simple gesture, I encourage you to thank a former teacher. Send a quick email or better yet a handwritten note. Tell them where you are and how they shaped your life. I think that simple message can go a long way.

The 2 Simple Words That Will Improve Your Marriage

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 10.14.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

My husband has a lot more patience than I do. So he does a lot of the things around the house that require that particular virtue.

Growing Pains

Anthony Romeo | Posted 10.13.2014 | Entertainment
Anthony Romeo

To say that the life of Robin Williams affected only those in my age group would be incorrect. But for 20-somethings like myself, the passing of our most memorable and iconic comedian is a blow to the childhoods we'll now never be able to reclaim.

5 Words to Use in Every Day Life

Rupa Mehta | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

I see words as one of the most important tools in pursuing a healthy life. Discovering words that can help you on both your fitness and emotional journey is a quick and easy way to reshape your life. Here are five simple words that can sculpt not only your day, but also someone else's.

Two Magic Words - Thank You!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.21.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Thanking works because it expresses one of our most basic emotions: gratitude. Not an abstraction, gratitude is a genuine emotion. It cannot be exacted or forced. You either feel it or you don't.

What Can I Do to Be a Better...?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

In my experience, there are a hundred wrong ways to ask for feedback and one right way. Most of us know the wrong ways. We ask people, "What do you think of me?" "How do you feel about me?" "What do you hate about me?" or "What do you like about me?"

She Irritated Me In Every Way

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Anonymous Thank Yous

A few weeks ago I was sitting in line at a drive-up waiting to order breakfast. I was running late and was irritated at the world for my tardiness....

A Sandy Situation

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 08.19.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

A few weeks ago I was on a long drive home and I got stuck on the freeway in traffic, in the middle of the Nevada desert. What happened next was enough to restore my faith in humanity.