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Attitudes of Gratitude: Religious Friends Cultivate Thankfulness

David Briggs | Posted 09.10.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Keep your friends close, and your religious friends closer.

Grow Your Gratitude: Six Easy Steps for Smart People

Michael Feeley | Posted 09.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Feeley

How much appreciation and thanks do you have in your mind and heart right now? How conscious and active are you in growing, expressing and maintaining your gratitude?

This Is What Really Happens When You Practice Gratitude Every Day

Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Holmes

It's been a week and a half since I started my gratitude journey -- but what I've realized is that this project is just that: A journey. This isn't something that's going to end once the challenge is over or the hashtag fades into oblivion. Gratitude isn't just an assignment, but a habit. A habit that needs to be practiced and nurtured.

You're 10 Days Away From More Happiness

Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.13.2014 | 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.

23 Reasons You Should Go Hug Your Mom

Lexi Herrick | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

For the fact that no matter what job she had in life, you were the most difficult, and still the most important.


Stacey James | Posted 08.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacey James

We often focus on the things that we don't have rather than focusing on what we do have. When we do this it is difficult for us to see those small things that matter so much as a blessing.

Where Joy Is Found

Rachael Clarke | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Rachael Clarke

She doesn't yet know about the enchanted world of Disney, but two months ago she saw Minnie Mouse. She sat propped in a little girl's room of a house we'd soon buy, looked at us cheerily with her wide eyes and happy grin.

Gratitude Is an Attitude

Melissa E. Kirk | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa E. Kirk

In a world of scarcity, we are always searching for the next thing to make us feel whole, which usually doesn't fill us when we find it. On the other hand, we can choose to live in abundance, a knowing that we already have everything that we need.

12 Habits of Highly Heathy People

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
William B. Bradshaw

New experiences can be both exciting and scary, but overcoming your fear, embracing your strengths, and demonstrating curiosity will reap the benefits of personal growth and discovery, contributing to good health.

Savor the Moment

Megan McDonough | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan McDonough

The above steps take a certain level of deliberate mental focus and sustained effort. As you complete your savoring moment, surrender. Sink into the experience, softening the need to do, notice, or direct anything. Give yourself a breath or two to just steep.

Gabbling and Gobbling on the Nile

Jonathan Guyer | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Jonathan Guyer

On a gusty November night, the vanguard of Egyptian journalism and activism convenes upon a roof overlooking the River Nile to commemorate the genocide of Native Americans.

Is Thanksgiving Just For the 'Haves?'

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 01.28.2014 | 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?

Give Thanks And Stress Less

Posted 11.28.2013 | 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...

Let's Set Aside Differences - Not Just This Season, But All Year

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 01.27.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

''Tis the season, the season of giving -- whether giving thanks, praises, spare change, an extra tip or bonus. You name it, and it's officially "the season" for it.

Be More Than Thankful on Thanksgiving

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri

What good deed are you doing today? I challenge you to follow in Thomas Morgan's footsteps and do 100 good deeds over the next year.

Don't Drop the Ball This Thanksgiving

Christina M. Martínez | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Christina M. Martínez

This Thanksgiving make the conscious decision to not "drop the ball" when it comes to juggling the things that matter most. Seek out the people, or reflect on the memories and experiences, that have brought so much joy to your life and say thank you.

7 Things Thankful People Do Differently

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that in order to achieve contentment, one should "cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes ...

Giving Thanks

Fr. Peter-Michael Preble | Posted 01.26.2014 | Religion
Fr. Peter-Michael Preble

It seems fitting that this year Thanksgiving and Hanukkah coincide as both are celebrations of survival. The Jews had survived the destruction of the Temple and the Pilgrims survived the almost certain destruction of their very lives.

Ten Things for Which I Am Grateful...

Pam Didner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Pam Didner

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I wanted to share what I am thankful for.

Thanksgiving: Is It Only One Day a Year?

Donna Labermeier | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

When you focus on making the present a joyful and loving experience, you don't dwell on the past or worry about the future anymore. Honoring the present moment with appreciation and value allows everything else to take care of itself.

Happy Thanksgiving: Allow Me to Remind You That There Is "GOOD" In This World!

Laura Wellington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Laura Wellington

I spied an endearing act of kindness the other day while picking up a few items at a local store. A young boy standing in the check-out line holding a piggy bank received both a gift and a lifelong lesson when the store manager refused to take the little boy's money to pay for the bank.

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.

A Priceless Holiday Season

Abby Heugel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Abby Heugel

Instead of rushing around, stop and take in the sights and the smells of the season. Step back and ask, "What do I want to remember?"

Rebecca Perkins: Today I Am Grateful For....

Rebecca Perkins | Posted 12.22.2013 | Women
Rebecca Perkins

I believe the path to happiness is found in showing gratitude for the good things we already have in our lives.

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."