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Giving Thanks

100 Little Blessings

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.20.2014 | 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 03.05.2014 | 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 02.20.2014 | Food
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...

Thank God I'm Gay

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 01.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Cyd Zeigler

Dear God, I don't know why or how you made me gay, but however you did it, or whatever the reason, thank you. I know it's not a gift that you bestow on everyone, and I feel fortunate and grateful that I'm one of the lucky few.

We Have a Lot to Be Thankful For: Reflections by LGBTQ Friends, Community Leaders and Allies

Jodi Savitz | Posted 01.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Jodi Savitz

This post is about sharing the voices of some amazing LGBTQ community leaders, allies, and friends -- and they are thankful for a lot. I hope this assemblage of thanks is as awe-inspiring to you as it is to me.

Giving Thanks for the Service of Alzheimer's Caregivers This Holiday Season

Eric J. Hall | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

This holiday season spend time to not only give thanks for the friends and family around you but for the Alzheimer's caregivers that help keep these loved ones happy and healthy during this most wonderful time of the year.

25 Things I Shouldn't Admit I'm Thankful For -- But I Am

Jenny Isenman | Posted 01.27.2014 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

24. I am thankful my kids haven't realized that I have no clue what I'm doing.

How to Incorporate Gratitude for Greater Success

Erin Cox | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

A few years ago when I was an environmental engineer, I received a card in the mail that made my week... no, actually made my month... maybe my year.

Thanksgiving: Giving Thanks for Peter Gomes

Robert M. Randolph | Posted 01.27.2014 | Religion
Robert M. Randolph

Peter has been gone now nearly three years. At Thanksgiving I always think about him and his love for the traditions of Plymouth. His passing left a gaping hole in our collective hearts.

Love Each Other This Thanksgiving

Phyllis Sues | Posted 01.26.2014 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

Thanks for every day of waking and breathing. Not just because it's my 90th Thanksgiving. But loving every day, every star in the sky, the sun and the moon every bird that flies and every beautiful memory in each of our lives.

Give Thanks in All Things! All Things? You're Kidding, Right?

Steve McSwain | Posted 01.26.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

There will come a day when you will find yourself giving thanks for the very thing that once caused you the greatest trouble... the deepest sorrow. There is a mystery here that I can neither explain nor explore. I just know it to be true.

Chanukah-giving

Chef Rossi | Posted 01.26.2014 | Comedy
Chef Rossi

One year, my parents did something unheard of in my family: They invited a guest to dinner. It was Thanksgiving after all, time to be generous right? Our next door neighbor, an elderly man we kids called Mr. T came to supper.

What Kind of Village Does It Take?

Elevate Destinations | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel
Elevate Destinations

I nodded off to a lullaby of crickets, frogs, wind, and the occasional off-the-mark rooster. I felt contented in a way I had not felt in a long time, as we all fell asleep in the same darkness under the same stars, no other lights in view.

If You Ate Like a Pilgrim, You Would Be Hungry on Thanksgiving

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Shouldn't the pendulum of Thanksgiving feasting start to swing back to the simplicity of that first Thanksgiving? After all, we don't have to present a feast worthy of a Roman orgy to feel thankful that we have food on the table and shelter in which to partake of it.

Thanks vs. Commerce -- The War Rages On

Valerie Alexander | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Valerie Alexander

I love Thanksgiving. It is my favorite holiday of the year, and not just for the food, but for the meaning. I love that I live in a country that at one time decided that we needed to designate a day to appreciate the bounty of our harvests, the kindness of our neighbors, and the riches we receive from the land and each other.

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.