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On Thanksgiving —  the simplest, most beautiful, most profound of holidays — we offer a few words on the concept of gratitude, straight from Tim Sanders' inspiring book Today We Are Rich:

  • “The difference between a grateful person and an ungrateful person lies in perception: One sees a life of beauty; the other sees a life of lack.”
  • “You can be glad in the same pants you got mad in.”
  • “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. Your words of appreciation can reward others and inspire onlookers.”
  • “If you feel fortunate, let it change you as a person. Turn this newfound energy into generosity. Gratitude will give you a desire to give back.”

And here's a final thought on the subject from our own Tom Hood, who channels 14th century German theologian and philosopher Meister Eckhart:

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'Thank you,' that would suffice.”

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

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