Is Being Grateful Enough?

By M-Power

I am a big believer in being grateful.  Gratitude can help us to feel content. Gratitude can cause a perception shift that leads to growth. Gratitude can help us to look outside ourselves. Gratitude can create connection. We celebrate Memorial Day this weekend and I was thinking about the reason we have this holiday. It started after the Civil War when brother fought against brother and when the death toll was extremely high. National cemeteries were created to bury the dead. And then family and friends flocked to those cemeteries to decorate the graves of their loved ones and mourn their loss. Memorial Day is a time to look back and be grateful for those who have come before and for their sacrifice serving in the military. It led me to think, is being grateful enough? What if those who served had thought, “I am grateful, I don’t need to…

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