eRipples v3.47: Ripples of THANKSGIVING!

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eRipples v3.47: Ripples of THANKSGIVING!
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Feeling gratitude and not expressing it
is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
-William Arthur Ward, submitted by Joan


Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary,
because it means you’ve made a effort.

It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.
-original source unknown, submitted by Bev


After another visit with my buddies at the U.S. Tennis Association
Headquarters in New York, I am wrapping up my fall craziness in
Boston at the 43rd National Conference on Student Services. I am
thankful for the amazing adventures I have had this year, and I am
thankful for the upcoming holiday rest period.

I am also thankful that so many eRipples readers continue to create
so many kinds of ripples toward their co-workers, friends, family,
community, and strangers. I hope we can all take some time this week
to thank the folks who have sent ripples our way AND remember to take
a breath from our busy schedules with some self-care ripples this
weekend (secret scoop: there is a little arthouse film you may want
to see this weekend; it is about a wizard named Harry…it may not be
playing in your town due to its limited release……..)


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