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Practicing the discipline of gratitude

Practicing the Discipline of Gratitude

The Presidential election already seems like ancient history. Our new President is front and center in the news and on everyone’s minds these days. But the work continues behind the scenes for aides of rival candidate Hillary Clinton.

In particular, one staffer single-handedly answers the thousands of pieces of correspondence that Ms. Clinton still receives everyday. In gratitude, she insists on sending a personal reply to each one. I believe that gratitude is a gift we should express everyday not only because it’s the right thing to do, but for our own happiness and well-being. Read More→

Why Don’t People Show More Gratitude?

Gratitude thank youI was impressed this past weekend by the importance of gratitude, because of someone I encountered who didn’t show any.

It was a reminder to myself to show my gratitude for the favors extended to me in my personal and business lives.

No Thank You?

A friend and I visited our usual stalls at the flea market this past Saturday. Randi is a vendor we’ve been frequenting for years. First I’ll start with me. Read More→

Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving Day

"The First Thanksgiving"

The First Thanksgiving

Tomorrow we celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the United States.

I don’t think most people from other countries understand just how important this holiday is to those of us who live here.

The holiday goes back to Colonial Days when the early pilgrims gave thanks for their crops and it has evolved over the years into a major national celebration to be shared with family and friends.

People will brave horrible traffic, delayed flights and every conceivable inconvenience to gather with their families on this special day to give thanks. Most of us will eat turkey, a tradition, just like our forefathers did.

We have so much to be thankful for when you consider that millions of people around the world go to bed hungry every night.

I personally want to thank my loyal readers and my many friends in my web “family” for your support. My best wishes to you and your loved ones.

Happy Thanksgiving!