Flutterby 9 – The Gratitude Edition

A collection of what’s winged its way across my path and got me thinking, grinning and gearing up. In honor of Thanksgiving, this week’s roundup is all about gratitude. 

IMG_4588The 12 Things I’m Most Thankful For As a Mother by Darcy R. Shapiro: Wine, Google, good friends, good bras? Totally.

The Science of Happiness – A Gratitude Experiment by SoulPancake: This is so cool! Watch as people’s happiness increase when they get a chance to express their gratitude to an important person in their life.

The Real Roots of Midlife Crisis by Jonathan Rauch: This (long) essay isn’t exactly about gratitude, but it does explain the phenomenon known as the midlife crisis in a not totally depressing way. Basically, it won’t last forever and when you come out of it, you’ll find your gratitude again.

14 Reasons to Be Grateful Today: Inspiring gratitude quotes curated by the O magazine staff.

11 Tips for Instilling True Gratitude in Your Kids by Andrea Reiser: We all want our kids to be grateful, but we don’t always know the best way to teach them how to be. This simple list gives you a place to start.

Robert Emmons: Cultivating Gratitude: Being grateful is a better way to experience life, says Emmons. He suggests creating a routine around consciously thinking about what you’re thankful for.

Gratitude Friday: A wonderful weekly feature by Jill Salahub telling us about what she’s happy and grateful for, including the highly personal, the universal and the totally accessible.

Albert Camus’s Beautiful Letter of Gratitude to His Childhood Teacher After Winning the Nobel Prize: Never underestimate the power of a simple note of thanks.

10 Things Grateful People Don’t Do by Cindy Keating: Living a life of gratitude is as much about what we don’t do as what we do.

9 Things Moms Are Not Thankful For by Jessica Azar: ‘Tis the season of gratitude, but that doesn’t mean you have to be grateful the whole season through, right? Who wants to hand wash all that fine China or battle the grocery store craziness? Me neither.

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