Morning Nuggets – Thursday, November 26, 2020
This blog began November 25, 2001 – nineteen years ago yesterday.
Thanksgiving, celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November since 1941 due to federal legislation, has been an annual tradition in the United States by presidential proclamation since 1863 …
This year we emailed a dozen people whom we respect and who know a lot, asking what they’d seen, experienced or realized this annus horribilis that left them moved or grateful.
We are going to need everything we can get from science and the human spirit because we are facing enormous challenges that will not end with the pandemic.
“I used to think I didn’t spend enough time at home. … Now it’s like, ‘Get me out of the house!’ ”
Gratitude is absolutely a key component in a practical spiritual toolkit. For one thing, it’s the antidote to self-pity. The two are incompatible feelings; you can’t be grateful and self-pitying at the same time—the two won’t arise together and seldom co-exist.
A few years ago, I started the practice of writing down one thing I was grateful for every day. It is one of the first things I do every morning, and I find it helps me get the day started right.