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Gratitude when you’ve lost everything

This has been a hard year for many people I know. I have friends who were forced out of their homes during the recent California fires. A coworker of a high school friend was killed at the Borderline shooting in Thousand Oaks. I’ve been in touch with people who lost friends at Stoneman Douglas. A …

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If you’re thankful for something, fight for it

If there was ever a year we needed Thanksgiving, it’s this one. This Thanksgiving does not call for platitudes about how we should be grateful for what we have. Gratitude demands something more. If we are thankful for something, we have to fight for it.

The other side of gratitude

At U.S. Thanksgiving, I usually write about the importance of gratitude. This year, I’m writing about the importance of the other side of gratitude: guilt. Guilt has negative connotations, which is understandable because it can be destructive when used improperly or manipulatively. However, the right kind of guilt can be beneficial for us and the people we …

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Being thankful for Thanksgiving

I still believe in a holiday and a spirit called Thanksgiving. It’s not just an additional day for shopping. In that spirit, I’d like to share with you some of my posts about the importance of giving thanks: Why gratitude is magic: Gratitude isn’t some wimpy rainbows-and-unicorns sentiment, but something that makes us more satisfied, …

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Why gratitude is magic

It’s Thanksgiving in the United States, or as some would like to call it, Black Friday Eve. (Although an increasing number of stores don’t even wait until Thanksgiving is over.)  I’ve written about the importance of Thanksgiving and gratitude before, but what if I’m wrong? What if gratitude is some wimpy rainbows-and-unicorns sentiment that is …

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