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Gratitude Imperfectionist Poems Reflections

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…

Gratitude Reflections

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…

Gratitude Quotes Reflections

Stop, Look, and then Go

When things get stressful and overwhelming, remember to “stop, look, and then go.” Because we rarely take the time to slow down, we forget that every moment is a new opportunity to be grateful for. This beautiful talk by Brother David Steindl-Rast teaches us…