Aha Moments from the Community

I was stuck at the doctor's office. Just sitting in the same chair. I had my phone, so I could jot down notes or read a few articles, but for some reason I was feeling anxious. I didn't feel like waiting. That's when I put down my phone and just listed all the interesting things around me. The fish tank ...

Microgratitude

I could feel it. I gave him soft eyes. My eyes just relaxed and subtly creased into a smile. It was a strange feeling to recognize. I hadn't really thought about this concept of microgratitude before until I was watching a nature show about microorganisms and how quickly they can adapt to their surroundings. When you show gratitude for someone, ...

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How to Cope with the Loss of Your Father

“Tell me another one,” my dad asked. He loved a good joke. Most of them weren't that good, but he didn't care. When my father was in the hospital I would tell him a joke of the day each morning. I would call him on my way to work then tell him the joke when I arrived in the parking ...

Gratitude Quiz

I stood at the sink washing dishes. I was lucky to be there. My youngest son was dancing with a neighborhood friend and my oldest son was building a fort. My wife was out grocery shopping and I was cleaning up the kitchen. I was just happy to be in this moment. It took me so long to get here ...