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Your Unobtrusive Joys

Ella Wheeler Wilcox’s “Thanksgiving” from her collection, Custer and Other Poems, is a beautiful ode to gratitude and noticing. Can we express more gratitude in our life by noticing life’s details? Can we offer praise to those who do kind things for us and…

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John F. Kennedy on Thanksgiving

George Washington proclaimed the first Day of Thanksgiving on November 26, 1789 during the first year of his presidency, but Thanksgiving didn’t become an annual tradition until 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of Thanksgiving during the midst of the American…

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Oliver Sacks on Gratitude

During the last two years of his life, Oliver Sacks, called the “Poet Laureate of Medicine,” wrote a series of essays on life, aging, and mortality for The New York Times. These four essays were posthumously published in his book Gratitude, a quick but incredibly touching collection that remains with…