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Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks -- For the Occupation, For the Intensity, For the Innocence

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

While the Arab Spring showed that people can still accomplish the impossible, our political debate was frozen in corporate cynicism. Now everything has changed. For the U.S., spring came in autumn.

Why I Am Thankful

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 01.24.2012 | Education
Esther Wojcicki

We are a country who says the glass is half empty instead of half full. We need to change our perspective, at least on Thanksgiving. We all have reasons to be thankful.

Blessing of the Open Hands

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 01.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

Open hands remind me that I am deserving of goodness. I am worthy, willing and capable. I refuse to let past rejection, fears, insecurities and previous losses stop me from being ready to receive this time.

A Meditation On Gratitude

Susan Morales, M.S.W. | Posted 01.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Morales, M.S.W.

For me, getting in touch with gratitude is more than a cognitive exercise. It changes my mental and emotional state. Try thinking about something you deeply appreciate.

Why Giving Thanks Is Good For The Psyche

AP | BY SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 01.22.2012 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Count your blessings this Thanksgiving. It's good for you. While it seems pretty obvious that gratitude is a positive emotion, psy...

26 Ways to Give Thanks...

BJ Gallagher | Posted 01.21.2012 | Impact
BJ Gallagher

WE GIVE THANKS BY ... AWAKENING each day with an attitude of gratitude. BEING HUMBLE about our role in the universe. COUNTING OUR BLESSINGS ... ofte...

Awkward Family Photos: Thanksgiving 2011 Edition

Mike Bender | Posted 01.21.2012 | Parents
Mike Bender

2011-11-23-Screenshot20111123at11.29.36AM.pngThis year, let us give thanks to all of those moments we tried to remember what exactly we're giving thanks for.

Giving Thanks Begins With Letting Go

Lorna Bright | Posted 01.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Lorna Bright

Setting aside a day to give thanks is a wonderful practice, but how do we genuinely and wholeheartedly observe a day dedicated to being grateful for all that we do have?

"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.

Thanksgiving Gratitude

Lee Woodruff | Posted 01.21.2012 | Fifty
Lee Woodruff

While we celebrate the holiday that symbolizes gratitude for life in a free land, families have loved ones halfway around the world who have stood up to protect those freedoms. You have to respect that, no matter what your politics or individual views are.

This Holiday, Give Thanks for What's Coming, Not Just What's Already Here

Meryl Davids Landau | Posted 01.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Meryl Davids Landau

This Thanksgiving, as you prepare your sweet potato pie or when you go around the table giving thanks, spend at least part of the time describing with anticipation all that you hope to bring into your life.

For What Are You Truly Thankful?

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 01.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Yes, those who are afraid of expressing their feelings might judge, sneer, scoff. I say, let them. We each get to choose how we wish to live. I choose another path.

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.

Pre-Thanksgiving Message to all of the Working Class People in the World

Tio Hardiman | Posted 01.14.2012 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

It's time to stop criticizing and begin the healing process by thanking the billions of people around the world. People make the world go around.

Please Meditate: Thanks Giving

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 01.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Olivia Rosewood

Gratitude is one of my favorite methods of attaining and experiencing peace. If you don't already have a daily gratitude practice, there is no time like the present to begin one.

Rod Kurtz

What Are You Thankful For? | Rod Kurtz | Posted 08.15.2011 | Small Business

Thanksgiving is our annual opportunity to stuff ourselves, catch up with friends and family, throw a football around and get a jump on holiday shoppin...

Appreciating Life In The Face Of Cancer

Andrea Paine | Posted 08.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrea Paine

I'm sure that many cancer patients have similar stories to mine. The details and diagnosis may differ, but the circumstances around how they are informed that they have cancer are the same.

Practice Active Gratitude

BJ Gallagher | Posted 07.19.2011 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

If you don't like what you're getting in your life, change your prayer. How you live your life is a form of prayer; what you pay attention to is a form of prayer; what you express gratitude for is a form of prayer.

Did You Overeat on Thanksgiving? Forgive Yourself & Then Be Grateful

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

I'm suggesting that instead of beating yourself up for "failing" again to stick to your diet or plan, you rejoice that you overdid it. You see, the key to eating success lies in our so-called "failures."

Giving Thanks Improves Your Health And Happiness

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

It turns out, giving thanks is good for your health. A growing body of research suggests that maintaining an attitude of gratitude can improve psycho...

2010 Gratitude Index: What People Are Really Thankful For

Jen Consalvo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jen Consalvo

What do most people write about in their gratitude journals? If you're a cynic, it may surprise you -- money and possessions do not top the list.

THANKSGIVING 2010: Art We Are Thankful For | From Centerpieces To Parade Floats

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

'Tis the season for giving thanks, and we on the Arts page are thankful for art (and of course you, dear reader). From ornately decorated tables to ar...

Gratitude Means Being Receptive To Life

Sadhguru | Posted 10.05.2011 | Religion

Everything in existence is somehow collaborating to keep you alive and well right now. From your breath, to the food that you eat, to the sun rising and setting. You could not help but be filled with gratitude.

Thanksgiving 2010: HuffPost Bloggers Give Thanks

Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Huffington Post

This Thanksgiving, HuffPost bloggers are stepping back to look at the bigger picture, showing that even when things aren't going your way, you can still find a lot to be thankful for.

Giving Thanks In Lousy Times

Jim Moret | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Moret

As we approach our national four-day holiday of Thanksgiving, you might be wondering: during this "Great Recession," as many are now calling it, what exactly is there to be thankful for?