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Michael’s Thanksgiving 2017

I am a veritable Thanksgiving symphony, don’t you think? Taking JI staff to Friendsgiving lunch to express my thanks for their incredible hard work and devotion. Preparing also for Big Thanksgiving feast at my house. Will host about 40 family and friends. I will make the turkeys and my onion-laced mashed potatoes. ALL my kids will be there. Looking forward … Read More The post Michael’s Thanksgiving 2017 appeared first on What Will Matter.

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COMMENTARY: Thanking Your Parents on Thanksgiving

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As we approach Thanksgiving Day, I hope you will think about your parents with your most gentle and generous thoughts and be thankful. Even if you didn’t have ideal parents or a perfect home life, if either or both of your parents are still with you, make an effort to experience and express genuine gratitude. It’s natural to take for granted what … Read More The post COMMENTARY: Thanking Your Parents on Thanksgiving appeared first on What Will Matter.

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COMMENTARY: The Ultimate Display of Citizenship

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The holiday we now celebrate as Veteran’s Day was originally called Armistice Day in tribute to the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. Sadly, the “war to end all wars” didn’t accomplish that goal. In 1954, Congress officially changed the name to Veteran’s Day. Too often we think of the term “citizen” only in terms of rights. … Read More

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COMMENTARY 987.5: The One-Minute Graduation Speech

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I’ve given lots of commencement addresses and, despite the silly hat, it’s a head-swelling experience to tell a captive crowd how they should live their lives. The problem is, speakers are to graduations what turkeys are to Thanksgiving, except people are much more interested in a turkey on a platter than a turkey behind a podium. What we need is … Read More The post COMMENTARY 987.5: The One-Minute Graduation Speech appeared first on What Will Matter.

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COMMENTARY 959.4: Thanking Your Parents on Thanksgiving

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As we approach Thanksgiving Day, I hope you will think about your parents with your most gentle and generous thoughts and be thankful. Even if you didn’t have ideal parents or a perfect home life, if either or both of your parents are still with you, make an effort to experience and express genuine gratitude. It’s natural […]

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The craziest thing about this legendary singing, anti-corporate preacher is that he isn't real

On the rainy night before Thanksgiving, a man…

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The craziest thing about this legendary singing, anti-corporate preacher is that he isn't real

This radical activist singing preacher used to be just an act, and then something amazing happened

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Letter: Don’t compare store clerks to health care professionals

Regarding The News article about retailers opening on Thanksgiving, I share the opinion that stores should be closed to let employees spend time with their families.

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BONUS COMMENTARY: Michael Josephson’s Best Original Quotes on Gratitude

As a pre-Thanksgiving bonus, we’ve collected Michael Josephson’s best original quotes on gratitude. We hope you will share your favorites. 1)       Gratitude is a feeling not statement. It is so easy to say we are grateful that I often don’t stop to really, really take the time to experience gratitude. Saying the words doesn’t mean […] The post BONUS COMMENTARY: Michael Josephson’s Best Original Quotes on Gratitude appeared first on What Will Matter.

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THE SOUL OF THANKSGIVING: Best Quotes on Gratitude

The Soul of Thanksgiving: 72 Quotes on Gratitude If you want to be on speaking terms with happiness, learn the language of gratitude. – Unknown Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a […] The post THE SOUL OF THANKSGIVING: Best Quotes on Gratitude appeared first on What Will Matter.

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