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Attitude of Gratitude

Do You Have a Green Thumb With People?

Peg Melnik | Posted 08.21.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

I once read that we should all tend to the people in our world as though they are plants in a garden. We should nurture every one of them because you never know who might end up being your best friend or even your soulmate.

Why I Left a Comfortable Corporate Gig to Bring More Gratitude to Healthcare

Amanda Krantz | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Amanda Krantz

More degrees often means feeling more shackled to a job and career. You feel pressured to "meet your full potential" (and pay off debt) instead of feeling free to take a chance. I am a big believer in never picking a job based on building a resume or because it's what everyone expects of you.

Solve the Mystery: Do You Have A Body Double?

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.13.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The reason I ask is because I noticed something alarming the other day. Here's the backstory: I know a woman who is too preoccupied to smile. When ...

Do You Have a Case of Low-Grade Gratitude?

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.12.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The trick is catching yourself when you're feeling ungrateful because it can be subtle. You might be preoccupied with doubt or you might be nervous ab...

Gratitude for the Man who Changed the Universe

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.12.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The million dollar question at the end of the 20th century was what person had had the greatest effect on the past 100 years. When Time magazine was ...

Mother Teresa in the Classroom

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.12.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

I know a teacher who has forever gone beyond the call of duty for her students. After I heard story after story about her generosity of spirit and her...

Gratitude and the Hourglass

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.12.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

My mom said she saw a sign recently that made her wince. The sign was letting people know that a bridge under construction was expected to be complet...

The Marathon of Gratitude

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.10.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

It takes endurance to be grateful because anything can throw you off course - a speeding ticket, a taxing work week, the flu. But here's the upside o...

Gratitude for this Small-Framed Hero

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.10.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Sophia was five-years-old when she was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. For the uninitiated Type 2 Diabetes is what 90 percent of the people have and i...

Dream Big and Dare to Fail

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.10.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

I'm grateful for this sentiment from Norman Vaughan because the truest dreams only come in one size: Big. Sometimes we're too busy to dream and we ca...

Grief Is Not Linear

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.10.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

That's how a friend who lost her husband explained it. She said she could be anywhere - the bank, the store or the post office - and she could hear so...

Gratitude Is Like Sushi: Best When Fresh

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.08.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

Gratitude should not be shelved, but if we're honest we all do this from time to time. We delay gratitude, waiting for the puzzle of our life to piec...

Gratitude for the Written Word

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.08.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The latest chatter on Facebook is that people are finding that they're losing their ability to write in cursive because of excessive keyboard use. It...

3 Brilliant Gratitude Quotes to Boost Your Mood!

Susie Moore | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Most of us spend so much of the time thinking about what we lack. Ironically, the more we focus on what we do not have, the more we stay there. Human beings are powerful magnets and attract what they think about. Do you feel abundant or as if you are lacking? They create very different thought spirals.

Gratitude for Doing the Right Thing

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.02.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

I said to myself, do you suppose God would understand if I didn't run in and pay because I'm on a bit of a deadline today? Then I saw it. My mother's eyes staring at me from the rear view mirror and I had to laugh.

An Epic Winter, When You're A Kid

Carissa K | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

Yes, this winter has been a really long one for you and for me. But for our kids, this will likely be the winter that settles right into that sacred spot of their hearts reserved for only the most special of times.

11 Ways To Teach Your Kids True Gratitude

Andrea Reiser | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Andrea Reiser

Teaching our kids to say "thank you" is important, but truly instilling a sense of gratitude in them is another matter entirely. Gratitude goes beyond good manners -- it's a mindset and a lifestyle.

Finding Happy When You're Totally Over Winter

Carissa K | Posted 04.06.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

Whether I spent them wearing lipstick or chapstick, in a pair of snow shoes or slippers, every day of the first month of 2014 was well lived because each of those days was a gift.

This May Be The Clue That You're Holding Yourself Back

Kripalu | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living

When routine, whether in action or attitude, becomes too comfortable or constrictive, it's often a clue we're limiting ourselves. There's an invitation waiting -- to look again and discover a new spaciousness. It's here, in this spaciousness, that we're better able to notice the big things and the little things.

Gratitude: A Reflection

Eric Simpson | Posted 02.25.2014 | Religion
Eric Simpson

The more my focus is on another person and what their merits and deficits are, the less likely I am to see myself clearly. Moreover, the less we are inclined to compare ourselves with others and judge others, the more likely we are to partake of genuine gratitude.

6 Spiritual Tips for Staying Sane Through the Holidays

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard Samuels

The holidays are more than just Santa Claus and menorahs. The holidays are about finding your center in the eye of the storm, and the quickest means to that end is always gratitude.

Giving Thanks

Lillie Leonardi | Posted 01.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Lillie Leonardi

"Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion.  Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception.  Faith without thankfulness lack...

Which Wolf Are You Feeding?

Andrea Wachter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

Spend some time each day practicing an attitude of gratitude. Become aware of when you are lashing yourself with a "not good enough" whip and turn it around by thinking of the things you are grateful for. Try asking yourself, several times a day: "Which wolf am I feeding?"

The Secret To Happier Kids

Posted 11.22.2013 | Healthy Living

By Emily Campbell As Thanksgiving approaches, kids may start hearing and thinking more about gratitude at school. Maybe they'll make handprint t...

First Snow

Carissa K | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

Pilgrims, pumpkins and holly jolly. For that brief moment, the first snow stopped meaning wet shoes, messy floors and runny noses and instead I allowed myself to see it through my children's eyes. To the kids the first snow meant surprise, smiles, imagination and bright-eyed wonder.