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Thankfulness

My Journey Toward Gratitude

Dr. Randy Kamen | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Randy Kamen

That moment, as if frozen in time, the message became exquisitely clear that no matter how else life played out -- I had been profoundly blessed.

#JustSayThanks

Erin Parker | Posted 05.13.2015 | Good News
Erin Parker

The message seemed to click with this remarkable group of teenagers because they quickly picked up on the underlying issue of it all: a lack of self-love.

Life-Changing Rituals

Julianne Boyland | Posted 04.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Julianne Boyland

The rituals certainly don't have to be like mine, but if you are some how letting go, renewing, and thankful in these rituals I believe your life will change for the good.

The Infinite Power of Gratitude

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Gratitude is the ultimate renewable energy--it's free to give, and by giving it, you often receive more in return. If only everything were that ea...

We Asked New Yorkers Who They Were Thankful For, Got Heartwarming Answers

Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living

If you think that thankfulness can only be served up beside a roasted turkey and a pumpkin pie, think again. It’s something that can -- and even sho...

5 Simple Ways To Express Gratitude And Other Lessons I Learned From My Mom

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Jacqueline Whitmore

When you keep a journal, you can look back and remember how much you have to be thankful for during the times when life doesn't seem to be going your way.

Here's How Gratitude Affects The Human Body

Posted 04.02.2015 | Healthy Living

"Thank you." These two little words may not seem exceptional on their own, but they can have an enormous impact on your mental and physical well-being...

A Mindful Look At Gratitude

Ellen Langer | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Ellen Langer

When we are grateful that we are better off then someone else, we are setting ourselves up for future misery should their problem become ours.

How an Easter Dress Taught Me About Gratitude

Jenny Evans | Posted 05.25.2015 | Parents
Jenny Evans

I don't think I've ever bought her an "Easter dress" in her life, mostly because I don't buy stuff unless we need it and I like to think of us as minimalists. Also because I'm cheap. But as my daughter organized her closet full of dresses, I realized we were far from minimalists.

Introducing HuffPost Gratitude: Starting the Conversation on What We're Thankful For

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Gratitude has always been one of the most powerful emotions for me. And it's no coincidence that "grace" and "gratitude" have the same Latin root, "gratus." Whenever we find ourselves in a stop-the-world-I-want-to-get-off mindset, we can remember that there is another way and open ourselves to grace. And it often starts with taking a moment to be grateful for this day, for being alive -- for anything. That's why I'm delighted to announce HuffPost Gratitude, a new section in partnership with American Greetings, featuring stories that illuminate gratitude's transformative power to bring a much-needed dose of perspective to our lives. We hope HuffPost Gratitude will be a place to share not only personal stories but tools and tips that can help each of us tap into our own gratitude in ways that can make our lives, and the lives of others, more meaningful and more fulfilling. That's why we're kicking off the new section with a series around the theme "What I'm Most Thankful For."

How To Teach Your Kids To Be Grateful In A Rude World

Posted 04.02.2015 | Healthy Living

Since your children were very young, you’ve been engaging in the daily exercise of teaching them manners. You remind them to cover their mouths when...

My Life-Threatening Disease Is A Blessing In Disguise

Michaela Shelley | Posted 05.19.2015 | Teen
Michaela Shelley

Most of the things people are thankful in life are the basic: health, family, life, a place to call home and friends. Yet, those things don't always come easily for me. What I am thankful for is quite different than the average person.

Change Your Life With the 30-Day Thank You Challenge

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

So the idea is to thank a variety of people for the help they have sent your way, even if some of it felt hurtful at the time. By doing this you will be sorting through your old memories of both joy and pain and healing many of the wounds you may have been carrying with you over the years.

On Thankfulness

Marlo Thomas | Posted 04.05.2015 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

I'm thankful for so many everyday gifts that are finely woven into the tapestry of my life -- like my loving life partner, good friends, inspiring work, a close, caring family, smart colleagues, good health and lots of laughter.

How to Stop Worrying

Cliff Hsia | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Cliff Hsia

It's been a long process over the years to get to a point where I can brush off my worries pretty quickly. Here's the steps that I follow to overcome my worries that I'd like to share with you to live a freer and less anxious life...

How to Cultivate Gratitude Daily

Jenny Ravikumar | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenny Ravikumar

Take a moment to be present in your own life. Let go of the technology, and the overwhelm. Find balance. Be truly grateful for this moment, and begin creating your own gratitude lists.

Why Thanking God is Hurtful

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

Gratitude is something we should demonstrate to those we believe responsible for helping us in our time of need, but we should remember to express our gratitude in a way that doesn't hurt those that are still suffering.

A Christmas Letter From This Burnt-Out Mom To Her Single Mother Of 6

Susan Fishman | Posted 02.21.2015 | Parents
Susan Fishman

Maybe the joy of the season and the love for your kids filled your heart to the point that you've now forgotten the juggling and the exhaustion and the overall monumental holiday undertaking. But I want you to know that I haven't.

When Givers and Receivers Blur Into Lovers

Becca Stevens | Posted 02.21.2015 | Impact
Becca Stevens

Jennifer was home for Thanksgiving and celebrating more than four years clean when her brother, in gratitude for her remarkable recovery and in prayer for the hundreds of women on the waiting list to enter the community, gave her the gift.

On Thankfulness

Connor Belson | Posted 02.18.2015 | Travel
Connor Belson

The Kamuzu Central Hospital stands tall on a hill in the center of Lilongwe, the capital city of the southern African country Malawi. The largest of the tertiary health centers in the country, Kamuzu Central Hospital sees the widest variety of patients from the widest variety of communities.

In Gratitude

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger "Coach" Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director Every day, when I get dressed, I put on something green. It's a joke a...

How to Be Thankful for People, Places and Things

Jen Glantz | Posted 02.08.2015 | Women
Jen Glantz

Maybe something as simple as an "I'm thankful for" jar, can be another way to slow down our lives. To force ourselves to put a pause button on the crazy and pat ourselves on the back for living life as well as we do. It's hard to be a functioning adult and I seriously commend everyone who tries.

5 Tips to Supercharge Your Gratitude List and Infuse Your Life With Joy

Tree Franklyn | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Tree Franklyn

When you do these five things, your gratitude journal moves from an activity of the mind to an activity of the heart. This daily practice doesn't just infuse your list with vibrancy and color, it infuses your life.

9 Things I Am Thankful for Because of #Travel

Jaimee Ratliff | Posted 01.29.2015 | Travel
Jaimee Ratliff

For me personally, I have quite a few items on my gratitude list this year and many of them I can attribute to my traveling experiences.

This Is What The Black Voices Family Is Thankful For

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 11.27.2014 | Black Voices

This year, Thanksgiving came at a time of great unrest in the black community. Thousands of protesters disrupted calm across the whole of America a...