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November 25, 2008

Reasons to Be Grateful

It's Thanksgiving, and a lot of people I know are hardly in the mood for giving thanks. So many Americans are out of a job, or in foreclosure, or suffering the heartbreak of separation as sons and daughters continue to fight and die in winless wars abroad, that counting our blessings seems like either the most insufferable of platitudes or the cruelest of jokes. Yet, ironically, it's precisely times of hardship that gratitude is most needed.

Read Mary Beth Crain's Giving Thanks in Thankless Times.

Posted By John D. Spalding | Email

 


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