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He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.”  ~ Epictetus

Gratefulness makes us happy – it’s scientifically proven!

If being grateful makes me happy, I want to be grateful every day – not just on Thanksgiving.

Below are just some of the things that fill me with gratitude:

At some German restaurant outside Montreal in 2009

With my family at some German restaurant outside Montreal in 2009

  • The odds of conception are 15% – 25%. I was born. I am alive and well. Life is a gift I cherish.
  • I am loved by family and friends. No matter what comes my way, I am not alone.
  • I have the necessities of Life. Food in my stomach. A roof over my head.
  • The teachers and mentors who have taught me important life-lessons and encouraged me in my journey.
  • The opportunities I have had to help others along in their journey.
  • I live in this beautiful country of freedoms and rights.
  • I belong to a community of diverse people with unique gifts that can build a better world than we were born into.


What are you grateful for?