On October 3, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln set aside the last Thursday of November as a day to give thanks, a new national holiday, Thanksgiving. He urged his fellow citizens then embroiled in civil war to not lose sight of the gifts surrounding them, among them “fruitful fields and healthy skies.” Lincoln understood that, even in the worst of times, gratitude is essential. As we celebrate Thanksgiving this year, 153 years after Lincoln’s pronouncement, perhaps it is just as important today as it was then, to set aside time for deep reflection and gratitude. Today’s feature delves into the DailyGood archives and surfaces past gems on the subject of gratitude.
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