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Gratitude Isn’t Complicated

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” – Anonymous What an amazing way to think about gratitude! Our prayer this entire month has been that you would arrive at the the end of our conversation with a new definition of gratitude and what it means… Read More

When Gratitude is Hard-Earned

This week, we asked 4word: San Diego leader Kaitlin Arduino to share her personal journey with both grief and gratitude. We hope her story encourages you! ------ Gratitude is an emotion that comes more naturally these days than it ever has in my life… Read More

Don’t Let Gratitude Be Seasonal

Kathryn Kilner had to shift from a seasonal practice of gratitude around the holidays to a daily habit of gratitude in her life, and disciplined herself to follow one simple routine every day to make sure that gratitude has a prominent place in her heart. Read… Read More

How to Choose Gratitude

November is nearly over, which means our time talking about gratitude is coming to a close, too. This month, we've heard from Sharon Purcell about how she and her husband are able to list all they are grateful for following her husband's battle with prostate cancer. Diane… Read More

Grateful When You Don’t Feel Like It

November: it’s the month of gratitude. As we gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, many of us will be sharing around the dinner table what we’re grateful for. I love the opportunity that the holiday season brings to focus on gratitude and celebrate our blessings with loved ones. … Read More

Agradecida cuando no te apetece

Noviembre: es el mes de la gratitud. Mientras nos reunimos para celebrar el Día de Acción de Gracias, muchas de nosotras compartiremos lo que agradecemos durante la cena. Me encanta la oportunidad que brinda la temporada de vacaciones para centrarme en la gratitud y celebrar nuestras bendiciones… Read More

Growing Into Gratitude

When life is going our way, it’s so easy to find things to be thankful for. (Even though we aren’t always quick to offer up that thanks.) So what about when life comes to a hard stop or takes a drastic turn? Sharon Purcell talks with us… Read More

Be Grateful (For Real)

It's November. Can you believe it? A new month means a new discussion topic for the 4word blog, and this month's theme may seem expected: we're talking about gratitude. Before you roll your eyes and say something like, "Of course it is!", let's look a little further.... … Read More

American Woman

I live in a safe home in a safe neighborhood in a safe city. I have a career, I get to choose where and how I practice my faith, and I travel often. Sometimes, I forget to be thankful for my freedom. Sometimes I even take freedom for… Read More