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Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. – Melody Beattie
It is so easy to say I am grateful that I often don’t stop to really, really experience gratitude. Saying the words doesn’t mean a thing without the feeling and it takes a moment of genuine reflection to summon that feeling. This Thanksgiving, don’t shortchange yourself with hollow words — EXPERIENCE THE FEELING.
APPRECIATION & GRATITUDE
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Nietzsche told us “what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger” and Hemingway wrote about becoming stronger in broken places. A different way of thinking is found in the Japanese concept of kintsukuroi the art of repairing broken pottery with gold or silver lacquer in a way that makes the object more beautiful than it was before. I think this is …
Irish and English statesman Edmund Burke said, “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.” This is true of major evils like the unabated rise of Nazism in the 30s and 40s and the toleration of, or indifference to, the outrageous ideas and actions of the KKK in the 50s and 60s. But it …
“The bad news is that TIME FLIES. The good news is that YOU ARE THE PILOT.” – Michael Althsuler
Why is it so many of us seem to treasure our grudges? We cling to feelings of resentment and remind ourselves of the injury we suffered, playing a tape of our injury over and over our mind as if reviving the hurt will somehow cause us to feel better or punish the person who caused it. Grudges are like festering infections …
With Thanksgiving coming up, this is the season for gratitude. Make your list now as to those who deserve your gratitude and find a way to express it. (I hope that includes the Institute.) Please help us make a more ethical society by giving whatever you can. You will certainly have our gratitude — and our commitment to work hard …
Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work. — William Arthur Ward
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The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated. – William James Expressing appreciation with words, a smile, or a hug costs so little and means so much. It can make a day or even change a life. — Michael Josephson
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Why does it take so many people so long to learn that “when you are in a hole, stop digging”? Sometimes you mess up. When you do it’s best to fess up. Trying
Be careful that you are not giving up today something valuable that you can never get again.
There are no limits unless you set them and if there are no limits, there’s no respect. This is a lesson every parent, teacher and boss ought to learn. — Michael Josephson
Grammar doesn’t matter nearly as much as the sentiment – one that every parent and every teacher should express to every child. “You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” – Aibileen Clark (from The Help)
You will never know how strong you are or how strong you can be until you lose something or something you really care about. Adversity can bring out the best or worst in us.