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Thankfulness

Teresa Palmer: A Prescription for Well-Being

Malcolm Harris | Posted 10.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Malcolm Harris

As human beings, resiliency is returning to a state of peace, balance, to achieve the inner wisdom that tells us everything is as it should be. When we are resilient we hold our personal power (empowered) and learn invaluable life lessons from what we have experienced.

The 3 Essential Tools for Building a Life You Love (Part 2)

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

The first step to shift towards a more positive mindset is becoming aware of your vocabulary and the effect it has on your life, what you attract into it and how joyful you feel.

Who Do You Remember On Memorial Day?

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 07.28.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

When we remember someone, we remember what was central to them. We remember their character, their hopes, their dreams. Our lives become a living memorial to them.

Giving Thanks For All Who Have Worn 'The Uniform'

Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.26.2013 | Religion
Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson, Ph.D.

This Memorial Day, I give thanks to God for my father, and all those in this country who have worn a uniform and worn it well. "O God, we remember before you with grateful hearts the men and women of our country who in the day of decision ventured much for the liberties we now enjoy."

25 Things To Be Grateful For

Posted 05.02.2013 | Healthy Living

Today, we're sending a little reminder out into the world to be grateful. No matter the cards you've been dealt, or whether this week has felt tou...

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.

Asteroids, Randomness And The Absolute Truth About God

Rabbi Gil Steinlauf | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Gil Steinlauf

When I contemplate a 45-meter-wide boulder hurtling to earth at 17,500 miles-per-hour, I am terrified and humbled. When I hear it will come right in line with the orbits of some GPS satellites and then miss us -- yes, I'm relieved. But I'm also further humbled and awe-struck that life as we know it is so precious and tenuous.

Raising Gracious Children: 3 Ways to Help Kids Say Thanks

Emma Jenner | Posted 03.15.2013 | Parents
Emma Jenner

While it's natural for parents to want to give their children everything, make sure that along with toys and praise, you give your children the regular reinforcement that makes thankfulness a part of who they are, not just something they do.

WATCH: Why Gratitude Is So Crucial

OWN | Posted 12.24.2012 | OWN

When the going gets tough, the tough give thanks. Having an attitude of gratitude even in trying times is key to living our life purpose, accordin...

Gratitude: As Easy As Breathing

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Gratitude reminds us to find our happiness in exceptional things, mundane things, the good things, the so-so things -- even the terrible things. Rather than focusing on what might be more, better, or different, why not start being grateful for what is in front of you right now?

What Are You Thankful For? Share With HuffPost Religion

Posted 11.22.2012 | Religion

Thanksgiving calls us to acknowledge the blessings in our lives seen and unseen. The holiday leads us to remember what's important and say thanks for ...

Oprah: 'Gratitude Elevates Your Life To A Higher Frequency'

Oprah Winfrey | Posted 01.22.2013 | OWN
Oprah Winfrey

For years I've advocated keeping a gratitude journal, writing down five things every day that brought pleasure and gratefulness. I did so without fail as a part of my daily spiritual practice for at least a decade. Then life got busier. I let my schedule run me instead of me running it. I journaled only sporadically and stopped taking note of the simplest things that brought me comfort and joy.

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.

4 Problems I'm Actually Thankful To Have

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 01.22.2013 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

In life, there always going to hardships, changes, and struggles. But each battle has its bright side, even before victory, which is something to be truly thankful for.

Baste, Taste, Then Don't Waste

Jonathan Bloom | Posted 01.21.2013 | Home
Jonathan Bloom

Thanksgiving is about being thankful for and celebrating abundance. Yet these days, we tend to do that by serving an overabundance. Creating a game plan for those extra pounds of food is vital. Let's share leftover ideas!

Thank You, America

Jessica R. Dreistadt | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Jessica R. Dreistadt

Typically, my gratitude is focused on those things, people, ideas, and places that are immediately accessible to me. I forget to also express appreciation for things like my citizenship; yet, it is an integral part of who I am and what I am able to do with my life.

6 Ways To Cultivate Thankfulness In Kids -- All Year Long

Kristen Howerton | Posted 01.21.2013 | Parents
Kristen Howerton

Thanksgiving is a great time to introduce traditions around being thankful, but I would encourage you to look at this season as a jumping-off point. Think about incorporating some of these ideas into the rest of the year.

Thanksgiving Riff: A Call Or Call It Prayer

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

There is something sacred in the business of giving thanks: it honors relationships, admits some humility and brings joy. Sweet, holy joy to the thank-er most of all.

What Are You Thankful For This Year?

Brittany Binowski | Posted 11.26.2012 | Arts

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate your loved ones -- even the family pets. On Monday, we asked our community members on Instagram and Twitter to ...

I'm Grateful, God: A Thanksgiving Prayer For Everyone

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

I'm grateful, God, for so many things. Now, I know I'm not always the most grateful person you know, God, so let me take some time to tell you what I'm thankful for.

Eating For Fullness

Rev. G. Jude Geiger | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Rev. G. Jude Geiger

Some of us get all the food we could stuff into Tupperware, and others are grabbing a nibble. This truth is a spiritual crisis. The goal must be shifted away from survival and excess and to a discipline of eating for fullness.

Much Obliged: Why We (Should) Say Thank You

Rabbi Laura Geller | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Laura Geller

Everything we have is a gift, even the next breath we take. Recognizing and acknowledging the source of the gift doesn't make us dependent but reminds us that we are all interdependent.

Interfaith Thanksgiving: A Story Of Gratitude And Self-Balancing Acts

Mike Ghouse | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

You can only feel the joy when you say a big or a small thank you to the ones who have helped you along the way, whether it is materially, spiritually or professionally.

My Perfectly Imperfect Thanksgiving Dinner

Guideposts | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Guideposts

Remember wanting to make it perfect, so you'd make a good impression, especially on your mother-in-law? I'll never forget mine. It should have been a disaster.

Giving and Receiving Are the Same

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

As a person with illness and in a wheelchair for many years, I am so frequently on the receiving end of other people's attention that I often forget there are many ways I can give.