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Giving Thanks

25 Things Moms Are Really Thankful For

Elizabeth Broadbent | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents
Elizabeth Broadbent

1. A partner who's really into cooking the turkey (this is not a euphemism).

The Psychological Benefits Of Saying Grace

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living

Thanksgiving is, quite literally, a holiday built upon the notion of giving thanks. If at no other time of the year, it's the one day when we come tog...

The Value of Life (For Thanksgiving)

Chef Rossi | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Chef Rossi

It's so easy to dismiss people as a blur, especially where I live in Manhattan. We whiz past slews of faceless people, thinking all the while that surely our task at hand is more important than theirs. But what if we stop? What if we listen?

Making Room for the Invisible Guest

Melanie Young | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

If you don't think you have anything to give, give yourself another look in the mirror and remind yourself that gifted people like you have plenty to give and to give thanks for.

(Gr)attitude

Bethany & Daniel Henderson | Posted 11.25.2014 | Parents
Bethany & Daniel Henderson

This year, we're doing something different. No forcing ourselves to muster platitudes when we really don't feel like it. No mumbling half-hearted blanket statements. No, this year, we're acknowledging head-on all that drives us crazy every day.

10 Sunset Destinations in the U.S. to Be Grateful for (Photos)

Stephanie Be | Posted 11.24.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

I wish that I could say that I make time for the sunset every day. I don't. I take it for granted. But when I do make time for myself, and the people I love - - I always try to include panoramic views of sunset hues.

How Gratitude Can Boost Your Love Life

Debra Rogers | Posted 11.24.2014 | Women
Debra Rogers

Just as it's a choice to criticize or blame our partners for what we think we're not getting in a relationship, it's also a choice to be grateful for what you have and for where you are in this moment. Gratitude can not only improve your attitude; it can help improve your love life, as well.

A Letter of Thanks That Is More Than 300 Years Overdue

David Bradford | Posted 11.24.2014 | Good News
David Bradford

I am writing on behalf of tens of millions of people who are direct descendants of those that landed at Plymouth Rock 394 years ago. You were their leader, their spiritual guide and their mouthpiece. At this Thanksgiving time, I am writing to thank you belatedly.

Giving Thanks for Crud

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 11.24.2014 | Parents
Nancy Davis Kho

I have spent a lot of tearful hours trying to figure out what possible good could be coming of this particular pile of crud. Last week, the liturgy included the line, "We give thanks for those moments that remind us that we are not in power." Being grateful to realize we're not in control?

Giving Thanks: Practicing Gratitude Like the Huichols

Brant Secunda and Mark Allen | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Brant Secunda and Mark Allen

The Huichols give great emphasis to gratitude. In fact, they center their existence on it. They are thankful, first and foremost, for just being alive. Likewise, happiness is their starting point, not their end game.

26 Gorgeous Ways To Make Your Thanksgiving Table Sparkle With Gold

Hometalk | Posted 11.13.2014 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Need some inspiration? How about a full-out glittering gold Thanksgiving, to set the tone for an elegant holiday dinner?

Every Day Is Special, Holiday or Else

Miriam Ava | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

If I enjoy where I am right now, my journey will be that much more exquisite. And as far as destination, there is none, really. As soon as we reach one milestone, we focus on new things that excite and inspire us.

The Philosophers' Guide To Gratitude

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 05.27.2014 | World

Feeling grateful about the good aspects of our lives is something we all know we should do a bit more often. And yet there’s often something curious...

100 Little Blessings

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

For Martha... Honeybees The fragrance of flowers Kisses from children That special laughter that is genuine and loving Rain, but not too m...

Matthew McConaughey, Mark Zuckerberg, and the Rise of Gratitude

Matt Richardson | Posted 05.05.2014 | Good News
Matt Richardson

Whether we make billions or we make our living by begging, someone helps us get along, someone buys what we sell, someone throws their change in our bucket. Each of us is indebted to someone, everyday.

Can You Taste Love?

Alison Cayne | Posted 04.22.2014 | Home
Alison Cayne

Feeding others, not only physically but also emotionally, is a key tenet in Zen philosophy. Zen monks spend a substantial amount of their day cooking because it helps them practice mindfulness, service to others, and patience.

4 Reasons Why Gratitude Will Make You Happier

Matt Richardson | Posted 04.09.2014 | Good News
Matt Richardson

Although there certainly is an "app for pretty much anything" -- there isn't one for happiness. There is something that works though, and it works every time: gratitude.

The Power of "Thank You"

Cathy Leibow | Posted 02.15.2014 | Business
Cathy Leibow

According to research by Forbes, 83 percent of the organizations they studied suffer from a deficit in recognition. And they found that 87 percent of the recognition programs offered focused on tenure.

Raise a Glass to the Whole Mishegas

Ali Berlow | Posted 01.28.2014 | Religion
Ali Berlow

Here is an eclectic collection of graces. Reverent and irreverent. All sustaining in moment, truth, and in praise. So please, enjoy. Eat well and eat in peace today and every day.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the time devoted to giving thanks for all that we have became a little shorter, and the time devoted to accumulating more stuff grew longer, with the shopping orgy known as Black Friday (a name that seems more apt every year) getting started on Thanksgiving itself. At Macy's, the traditional parade balloons were followed by armed police watching as impatient shoppers, corralled within barricades, waited to get into the company's flagship store. Black Friday brought a slew of bargains coast to coast -- along with shootings, stabbings, various assaults and the trending hashtag #WalmartFights. How did a holiday meant to celebrate what's best in us come to be hijacked by a consumerist frenzy that increasingly showcases our worst impulses? Perhaps next year, between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we can officially shoehorn in Reflection Sunday.

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 ...

Can This Quality Make You More Successful?

Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living

By Hannah Morgan for U.S. News Giving thanks and being grateful is trendy right now and this season is the time to give thanks. A tradition that be...

Gratitude to Go

Donna Henes | Posted 01.28.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Donna Henes

I love the symbolism of a Circle Supper to celebrate Thanksgiving when we honor the circles of our near and dear and the cycles of our lives, of all life. When we offer gratitude for the cosmic sphere that we live on, which supports and defines our living.

The Deadly Sin You Can Freely Indulge In On Thanksgiving

Salt Lake Tribune | Peggy Fletcher Stack | Posted 11.28.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Even given its oversized plates piled high with mashed potatoes, turkey, homemade stuffing, candied yams, a plethora of vegetables and pumpkin p...

7 Everyday Complaints That Are Really Just Reminders To Be Grateful

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

Updated December 2, 2013: 12 p.m. EST. Whether it's lamenting about loans or long lines, some of us love to complain like it's our job. (Especial...