World Change Wednesdays: Express Gratitude

I know I couldn't possibly say anything that hasn't already been said about being thankful and its impact on happiness, compassion, and making a positive difference in the world.  Thus, here are 7 curated items to help inspire gratitude!  The first is this photo to remind us that each new day is a gift for which to be grateful.



  1. Video: Want to be happy? Be grateful. a TED talk from June, 2013 with the same man who started
  2. Article: How Gratitude Can Change Your Life This Thanksgiving from Time, November 2014.
  3. Website: Practices for Grateful Living from
  4. Article: 5 Simple Ways to Express Gratitude Every Day from Entrepreneur, August 2014.
  5. A One Liner: “When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.” — Chinese Proverb
  6. A Short Poem: 

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you're getting together with family and friends this weekend, I'd recommend watching the video under #1 together.  It might spark some great conversation!

I hope you have a terrific Thanksgiving and enjoy being thankful throughout the year.  Comment and share your plans for being thankful or any other inspirational things you find related to gratitude.

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