Tag: Gratitude


Government Trust, Artisanal Funerals and More: Must-Read Links

Every week on The Wisdom Daily, we bring you our favorite reads from sources around the web. Topics on this week’s list include a new report from Pew Research on government (dis)trust, a solution for economic stagnation that will likely never be tried, a first for Saudi women, an artisanal approach to funerals and more.?Whatever’s transpiring in your life, may you find the words of wisdom you need.   1. Untrustworthy “Currently, just 19% say they can trust the government always or most of the time, among the lowest levels in the......

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Thanksgiving, Choosing Your Words and Big Money: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (Nov. 23-27), we took a closer look at what we can really learn about ourselves from a Facebook quiz, does fundraising for one thing take away from others, how to give yourself a break on Thanksgiving and more. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Is Any Holy Book Worth $100,000? – Brad Hirschfield If you suddenly had an extra $100,000, what would you do with it? Would you pay off outstanding debts for education or on your......

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A Thanksgiving Message That's Good Year-Round

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: Here’s a piece of Thanksgiving advice that’s actually useful before, during and after the holiday. And it’s advice you’re not likely to hear anyplace else: Don’t worry about gratitude and thankfulness on Thanksgiving. Surprised? Watch my video for more insight and discussion on when we should worry about gratitude… Odyssey Networks tells the stories of faith in action changing the world for the better. Their stories explore a wide range of issues including peace, tolerance, social justice and the environment. To watch more videos......

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Gratitude, Betrayal and Scully: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (Nov. 2-6), we?discussed the popularity of conspiracy theories, keeping memories alive with sincere expressions of gratitude, a rabbi’s alleged crime against a teenager, a disappointing equal-rights defeat in Texas and more. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Why It Matters If We Love Conspiracy Theories – Brad Hirschfield The X-Files will soon return to TV for a six-part “event,” and even if you’re like me (and have never seen a single episode of the hugely popular 1993-2002......

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Why I Wrote a Thank-You Note to My Dead Grandmother

Late Saturday night, long after the trick-or-treaters had filled their buckets, after my loud neighbors finished what I can only assume was a full-blown EDM rave in the middle of the suburbs, and even after my two week-old daughter went down for her nighttime stretch, I wrote a thank you note to my dead grandmother. Not an email. Not a journal entry. Not even on my personal stationary, no matter how proud she would be to see “Rabbi” before her grandson’s name. I used the nicest thank you note I could find,......

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Gratitude for 'Good Enough'

In the film Whiplash, Terrence Fletcher – the monomaniacal drum teacher played by J.K. Simmons – fervently attests that “the two most dangerous words in the English language are ‘good job.'” Someone hears these words of approval and loses the edge that spurs them to practice harder and go beyond expectations. No longer afraid of failing, their switch is turned off, and the world loses its next great accomplishment. Simmons’ performance is disturbing, and his behavior is never far from the line between discipline and abuse. Yet it’s hard to shake his......

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Joyful Jobs, Interfaith Unity and Staying Weird: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (February 23-27), we celebrated a Hollywood insider’s plea to “weird” outsiders, a job made joyful by Mother Nature, a U.S. veteran’s exemplary self-awareness, a young Muslim’s civil rights and the unique acclaim earned by Birdman. And we also thank guest writer Michael Bernstein, whose post revealed new insights about a famous peace demonstration in Europe. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Norway’s Beautiful Ring of Peace -?Michael Bernstein What does it mean to build a holy place......

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Finding the Joy in Your Job

How excited are you about your job? Watch this recent clip of Boston weather reporter Jim Cantore experiencing repeated strikes of “thundersnow” and you’ll see an adult expressing childlike zeal about his job assignment in a way that can’t help but make you smile. How often does a Weather Channel segment go viral like this one has? I’d never even heard of “thundersnow,” and I know nothing about being a meteorologist, but I sure want to have whatever this man is having. While it’s possible that all the white powder falling around......

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5 Ways to Make the Most of Thanksgiving Leftovers

There are so many ways to make the most of the leftovers from your Thanksgiving table.? From the classic turkey sandwich (add a bit of cranberry sauce and a dab of spicy mustard!), to leftover sweet potatoes, which can easily be turned into amazing gnocchi with the addition of some flour, an egg and a bit of salt, you really can do some amazing things to extend your holiday meal. What’s true for the food on our tables can be just as true for the experience of gratitude which typically animates at......

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