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Being Grateful

Reflecting on Heroes

Dakota Meyer | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Dakota Meyer

Ever since I was thrown into the spotlight for my actions on the worst day of my life -- September 11, 2011 -- I've had my struggles. I'm continually asked the question, 'Why don't you just live your life and not worry about what people say?' I'll tell you why.

Accepting Where You Are

Debbie Martinez, M.A. | Posted 04.01.2014 | Divorce
Debbie Martinez, M.A.

What you expect, you will receive. Become the master of your mind and not the victim of your thoughts.

The 11 Things I Appreciate That I Used To Take For Granted

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 03.21.2014 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

The contrarian in me resists making any resolutions. Most just make me feel guilty because I fail to meet my own expectations. My philosophy these days is to enjoy what I am doing and not push myself to the point of crankiness. But I do have a resolution of sorts that has nothing to do with diet, exercise or career goals. It has to do with gratitude.

The 3 Words Every Woman Should Own

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 03.21.2014 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

As the year moved from 2013 to 2014, I played one of those silly word games on Facebook. A square made of rows of letters, with instructions to look for words, and a notice that 'the first three words you see, will be yours in 2014.'

You Said You Were Thankful.. Here's How To Show It

Posted 12.03.2013 | Impact

It’s strange how on Thanksgiving we spend so much time thinking about what we are thankful for, only to seemingly forget most of the other 364 days ...

What It's Like To Have The Life Experience To Be Truly Grateful

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 01.26.2014 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

When we were younger, well-intended parents, teachers, and various role models tried to teach us the meaning of 'thanksgiving.' Most of us, though, simply didn't have enough life experience at the time to truly appreciate the depth and bounty of our everyday blessings.

An Experience In My Life For Which I Am Truly Grateful

Adele Scheele | Posted 01.26.2014 | Fifty
Adele Scheele

This Thursday many of us will gather with family and friends, filling up on stuffing and stories, perhaps overlooking the real sense of gratitude hidden in the name of the holiday. As I approach an inevitably crowded flight east to be with loved ones of my own, I am reminded of an experience for which I am truly grateful.

Beyond the Turkey: Could Your Family's Grateful Life Begin This Thanksgiving?

Carleton Kendrick | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News
Carleton Kendrick

Why not use this Thanksgiving Day as the first step toward becoming a more grateful family? Giving thanks for one's blessings on this holiday is traditional. Feeling grateful every day is an attitude, a way of experiencing life.

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...

Teaching Kids Gratefulness in an Ungrateful Society

Valerie DeLoach | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Valerie DeLoach

As we approach Black Friday and that seemingly insignificant day that just happens to fall before it, I find myself sickened at the greedy consumerism that has taken over our society. It pains me that our children are growing up with this as their "norm."

Thanksgiving Thanks for a Healthy Life

Sheryl Kraft | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Sheryl Kraft

Even the smallest thing, like the incredible scent of roasting coffee or the wonder of the intricate shape of a flower petal -- can be overlooked when distractions threaten to drown out the here and now.

Mother's Day: A Manufactured Holiday

Jana Novak | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact
Jana Novak

I have to point out that I think of and miss my mother every day. If there are days that are especially hard, it is not when Hallmark says I should feel bad, it's when I do: my birthday and her birthday.

Forget Aging Gracefully, I'm Planning to Age Gratefully

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 05.27.2013 | Fifty
Lois Alter Mark

I have no interest in aging gracefully. Passionately? Oh, yes. Enthusiastically? You bet! Gracefully? Uh, no.

Nelly Furtado, Aimee Mann And More Share Their Favorite Songs About Gratitude

Posted 11.22.2012 | OWN

Just in time for Thanksgiving, these soulful singers -- each with a new record out this fall -- share their favorite musical ways to say thank you. ...

Can You Come Up With 10 Things To Be Thankful For?

Mary Pritchard | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

Now that we get our food from Fred Meyer, Rosauer's, or Walmart, we often forget that many people were involved in bringing our food to the table. So take a little time this Thanksgiving to send a quiet "thank you" to them and to anyone else who's done something special for you lately.

Thanksgiving Poetry: Why Do We Give Thanks?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Most days, I let one thing or another distract me from the bountiful reasons I have to be thankful. But I do, on occasion, reflect deeply on the tensions between striving and cherishing. And when those reflections take me over, they often engender a poem.

25 Ways To Say Thanks

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

As we approach Thanksgiving, in a post-election, post-hurricane time when our feelings probably outweigh our ability to express them, I thought it might be helpful to explore some ways to say thanks and experience feeling grateful.

Rage Against the Machine: Lessons Learned at the Laundromat

Christina Pesoli | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Christina Pesoli

This November I am thankful for unexpected inconveniences. They force me out of my comfort zone and provide opportunities to examine things from different angles.

Finding Gratitude

Erin Michelle Threlfall | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Michelle Threlfall

Yes. We all have the right to a rough day. An occasional pity party is A-OK in the world of being human. But losing sight of all that we have, forgetting how incredibly blessed and lucky we are, that's not okay with me.

Gratitude Without Attitude

Ghylian Bell | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Ghylian Bell

Show gratitude to the people in your life that helped you make it through hard times. Show gratitude when you use something you learned. Show gratitude where you live. This attitude of gratitude can help us help each other, but more importantly, it will help you help yourself.

A Simple Way To Have A Happier Life, From Dr. Oz (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

How can we find happiness? Emmy Award-winning doctor, television host and author Dr. Oz visited me on Mondays With Marlo to share the secret to leadin...

"Being Grateful: Gratitude in Action Every Day"

Margaret Hyde | Posted 01.21.2012 | Parents
Margaret Hyde

There are many other things to be grateful for but these basics are a good place to start putting gratitude to action every single day.

Blessings and Resolutions

Eldon Taylor | Posted 01.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

I believe in helping others help themselves, and I know that in doing so, we improve our own lives as well. Both the real mission and mystery in life is revealed through service.

Making Gratitude the Main Course at Thanksgiving

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 01.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

There can't be too much gratitude. Why? Because, consciousness aligns with itself. Gratitude is a very high state of consciousness. It vibrates right up there with love.

Gratitude Can't Be Overrated

Dayna Macy | Posted 01.15.2012 | Fifty
Dayna Macy

Gratitude can't be overrated. For whatever we can honestly bitch about in our lives, most of us have it pretty good. That turkey or tofu you're eating this Thanksgiving? Check. That warm bed you sleep in at night? Double check.