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Practical Tips for Expressing Gratitude

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I love Thanksgiving so much – it’s a day where we all get to gather and reflect with friends and family. And while the holidays may bring their own level of stress, we can each choose to be grateful for at least one thing or one person in our lives today. But what does that look like in tangible form? …

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Don’t Just Say It, Write It {The Importance of Thank You Notes}

The Importance of Thank You Notes

Presents unwrapped, meals enjoyed, miles traveled and memories made…this holiday season is almost one for the record books. But does that mean we should just move on and start looking ahead to the new year? Hardly. While the holidays are almost behind us, there is one way that we can ensure they end on a positive note… “How?” you ask. …

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5 Ways to Say Thank You Inexpensively

5 ways to say thank you inexpensively

With the recent passing of my father, I’ve been the recipient of amazing hospitality from friends, family and strangers alike. While saying “thank you” goes a long way, sometimes a simple, thoughtful expression of gratitude can last even longer. With the holidays rapidly approaching, there will be many occasions where we’ll want to express our thanks, but how can we …

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Take Nothing for Granted

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On this Veteran’s Day, the first after losing my father, I’ve been struggling with coming up with an adequate way to honor his memory. I’ve been afraid of forgetting him but more than that, I’ve been afraid of his story ending with me. Then it came to me: I interviewed my dad more in depth than I ever had while …

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Top 3 Ways to Steal Gratitude from your Children

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Thank you. Two simple words, yet they mean so much. When said with warmth, sincerity and integrity, they communicate love and appreciation. Yet when said with sarcasm and guilt, they leave you feeling worse than you did before. Ironically, these are also some of the first words we teach our children to respond with. In fact, we taught our kids …

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Pure Joy Project

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I’m trying something new. It’s called the Pure Joy Project. I created it. Will you join me? I should stop right there. After all, it’s when I keep talking that I get myself in trouble! I’ll admit it: I’m a cynical person. I could blame it on my (almost) 85 year old Jewish father who taught me to always question …

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