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November Is Gratitude Month

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  • November About Us

    About Us is a multi-media project intended to provide inspiration and encouragement to our UIUC colleagues as we lean in through these difficult times.

    Click here for the About Us video.

  • 25 Reasons to Be Thankful

    “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” –Willie Nelson

    Watch 25 Reasons to Be Thankful by clicking here!

  • The Science of Gratitude

    “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” ― Melody Beattie

    Watch a video on the science of gratitude by clicking here

  • Why Gratitude Is Good

    “Living gratefully begins with affirming the good and recognizing its sources. It is the understanding that life owes me nothing and all the good I have is a gift, accompanied by an awareness that nothing can be taken for granted.”― Robert Emmons

    Read an article that explains why it's beneficial to have gratitude by clicking here.

  • Knowing Entitlement Vs. Gratefulness in Teenagers

    Tips on helping an adolescent become happier through gratitude.

    Read more about knowing if your teen is more entitled than grateful by clicking here

  • Ted Talks on Gratitude

    “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” –Thornton Wilder

    Watch 34 of the best videos and Ted Talks on The Power of Gratitude by clicking here.

  • Teaching Gratitude to Children and Adults

    Watch a 2-minute gratitude short film for kids and adults alike by clicking here

    Click here to learn how to teach children gratitude.