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On Thanksgiving 2021

On this day that has been set aside as an official federal holiday, it’s good to take a few moments to reflect upon the concepts of thankfulness and gratitude. First of all, I feel thankful that I was born and … Continue reading

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Gratitude

One of the science teachers at Irving Junior High in Lincoln, Nebraska liked to remind us seventh graders at the time, to never stop learning and to live one’s life with intellectual curiosity, humility, and gratitude. His “hypothesis of happiness” … Continue reading

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Obligatory Gratitude?

“Thanksgiving is this month, so we’ve got to be thankful for what we’ve got.” That’s what I heard the woman tell her young daughter at the supermarket while waiting to pay for her cart full of groceries. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” Henry David Thoreau In the United States, today is the official holiday set aside for gratitude and togetherness. Just let that sink in for a moment. Every … Continue reading

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Grateful

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. I think it’s a holiday that needs to be officially observed every month in our consumption based social culture. There are a couple of reasons we are told to be grateful. The … Continue reading

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Gratitude–Actually?

I had been half listening to an interview on the radio during a long drive the other day. The guest advocated cultivating an attitude of gratitude in order to attract more good things into ones life. Soon, I began to … Continue reading

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A Holiday For Gratitude

I think that it’s fitting that the calendar placement of Thanksgiving is before the rest of our traditional holidays. I’m glad we don’t cram Thanksgiving into one of the days between Christmas and New Years Day. Carefully contemplating gratitude and enjoying what we … Continue reading

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