Explore the value of Gratitude
Here are some inspiring stories about gratitude.
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BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY I have always been the "big girl". I sky rocket above all girls and some boys. I'm built bigger and compared to every one else I'm an amazon woman. Just to add, I've never been the best at anything. In school there are always kids smarter than me, and in sports, well let's just say I'm very uncoordinated. In 6th...
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MY LITTLE DETERMINATION I was seventeen, pregnant and scared there was no help that was going to come from the father. And I still had to graduate high school. My mother and father had lost all hope in me in graduating or even being a mother. That year I found my strength through my child. After 15 hours of labor she was here and I...
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A LITTLE GRATITUDE GOES A LONG WAY :) I have been seeing these billboards all over town for a couple of years now. I read them daily when I drive to work, the grocery store, or anywhere! Each and every time I read one, I get a smile across my face. As a social worker, I work with teens who often find it difficult to remember to be appreciative of the...
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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“Invite your heart to be grateful and your thank yous will be heard even when you don't use words.”

Pavithra Mehta

Emerson
“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

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“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more.”

Melodie Beattie

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“In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it's wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.”

Elizabeth Gilbert

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“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”

Willie Nelson

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“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lit the flame within us.”

Albert Schweitzer

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“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

William Arthur Ward

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“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.”

Oprah Winfrey

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“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”

Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

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“If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.”

John R. Wooden

Giving
“Giving is so often thought of in terms of the things we give, but our greatest giving is of our time, and kindness, and even comfort for those who need it. We look on these gifts as unimportant – until we need them.”

Joyce Sequichie Hifler

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'gratitude'.
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JOSUA E He lifts the world by saying 44,444 prayers a day. From those prayers he receives thanks from those he prays for. It heals him and heals the world. He exudes kindness.
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Bardi Toto Bardi Toto is the most caring woman on and off the internet, full of gratitude. I had to say something after I saw her other hero story. Yes she is a best selling author, known world wide for branding and social media. She is the only person online who gives out their phone number and answers. She cares about her...
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Loubeth Chavero She just gave birth to two bubbly young men, but she is a mother of 5 more little ladies. She is our aunt. She is the cause of what we are today and what we will become in the future that lies in front of us. She is the person we go in times of trouble, bewilderment and our success. The person why we try our...
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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Samba Guisse from Brooklyn NY NOVEMBER 23, 2015
As a foreigner, I am grateful for my College Medger Evers for giving me the opportunity to accomplish something beyond expectation "my degree" and to be the first in my family to make my beloved mother proud.

Anonymous JANUARY 13, 2015
Open your eyes to all the Beauty around you!

Anonymous NOVEMBER 22, 2014
The college video gets to me every time. My dad unfortunately started struggling with an addiction to drugs in 2008. He started being abusive towards me, more emotionally than physically, in 2010, and when my parents divorced in 2011, he despised me. I believe he blames me for the divorce because I finally broke down and told my mom everything. He says we are both crazy, but the reality is, he is blinded by mind altering drugs. He will no longer answer my phone calls. The last time I went up to his door, to invite him to a church play I would be starring in and a revival I would be singing at, he was shaking, broke out, and was so skinny that when I hugged him I could feel every bone in his spine. I haven't spoken to him since, although I did find out on Facebook that he gave my entire inheritance , a large farm with a house, barn, garage, trailer and multiple fields, to a woman he has only been dating for a couple of years, with no intent of ever marrying. My gratitude falls in the arms of my loving mother who has stand beside me throughout everything that I have been through. Even though no one will ever fill the blank space that my dad left, she tries her hardest to play the role of mother and father. She truly is nuturer and provider in our house. I am also so grateful to have a God that will never forsake me. He has been holding my hand ever since the first day that my dad tried to hit me, and he still hasn't let go. Even with all I have been through, how could I not be grateful?

Donna from North Tonawanda, NY JANUARY 12, 2014
I absolutely love this one, it makes me cry every time. It shows not only gratitude but also the love between a father and daughter.

Sandra Rangel from Lake worth Florida MAY 5, 2013
I love this commercial !!!!!!

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