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    Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude-Denis Waitley The practice of gratitude is not new; it is one of deep innate soul wisdom passed down through the ages and the glue that sustains the best of society and our connection with others. If gratitude is a state of being that is essential to a good life, why then, do we not cultivate and express it on a daily basis? Perhaps the reason we do not make gratitude a part of our daily lives is that the fast pace and multiple distractions of life have made it all too easy to forget the importance of gratitude. The self-help shelves in any bookstore are lined with books on gratitude; memes abound on social media stating the likes of ‘an attitude of…

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    1. Summarize in 1-2 sentences, what is gratitude? To understand gratitude there are two components, the first component of gratitude is the confirmation of goodness, which is that we confirm that the world offers good thing through the retrieval of benefits and gifts. The second component is the recognition of outside sources that helped us achieve the goodness throughout our life, through the belief in higher power or religious/spiritual views. 2. Summarize in 1-2 sentences, why practice…

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    and tidied up the dinner table. The next day at pre-conference, a colleague of mine had a similar encounter with another patient. Our clinical teacher reiterated the fact that as students and as a visitor to the facility, that we cannot take any gifts, for our services, from the patients, whether monetary or food or etc. Furthermore, our clinical teacher taught us some techniques in how to approach any similar situation that might arise in the future of our young careers, without the client’s…

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    appreciate others for the contribution they have made to their success. A mature person will also give thanks to the creator for the talents accorded to them. They are aware that without this most of their accomplishments would not have been feasible. Most of the decisions associated with mature individuals are based on character and not feelings. This could be described as the ability to live by values. There are inherent principles that tend to guide decisions. This enhances the capacity to…

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    “I didn’t kill her.” Tom pleaded with the judge with all his body and soul. “Jury, my client has pleaded with you end on end” as he started to sweat like a pig and in addition “He didn’t kill the victim”. “Witness’s to the podium please (The Jury whacks the hammer with hatred), please proceed. “It all started like this…. (flash back)” as he started to either tell the truth or furthermore tell the most colossal lie of his life. “I was making out with Kate when all of a sudden, a figure burst…

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    about telling the truth. But according to Oprah Winfrey: “Real integrity is not trying to fool anyone … it’s “doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.” Secret number three is … have an attitude of gratitude. Successful people show gratitude not just in moments of accomplishment, but they are aware and totally thankful for all of the good things that are present in their lives. This is often the motivator that spurs them on to go after more good…

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    Rescue Mission. The volunteers participated in welcoming shoppers and soliciting grocery supplies, money, or gift card donations at the Giant Food Store located at 3926 Linden St in Bethlehem, Pa. The event was extremely successful, providing much needed food for the coming year. This event raises 80% of the Missions required food requirements for the year. This event is done yearly and employs volunteer teams at (8) local Giant grocery stores and (4) Wal-Mart stores. Representatives from…

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    It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation for Carolyn Komatsoulis of Maryland. She recently completed her summer internship at the Guilford Keeping Society, a non-profit historical society in Connecticut. The challenge for her was to provide us with a workable online archive so that we will be able to share and make public some of the over 10,000 historic images of Guilford housed in our photography collection. Speaking on behalf of the Society, we were all most…

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    Reading and writing is a way that people can express themselves in a unique way. Reading and writing has been a popular hobby for people over a course of many years and a source of great entertainment. People write stories as a way of entertaining themselves and some sell these writings and end up making great profit from it. Some writers create beautiful poems and share their feelings through these poems to different audiences. There are many people that write because they can put their…

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    In 2005 researchers Martin E. P. Seligman, Tracy A. Steen, Nansook Park and Christopher Peterson set out to study six interventions titled Empirical Validation of Interventions. It was a one week online study with 411 participants who volunteered to participate in happiness building activities. The daily activities included: noting three subjective blessings, a gratitude letter and a visit, becoming familiarized with skills, discovering new ways to apply your skills and noting your personal…

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