All Stories in: Gratitude

Winners Announced: 5th Annual Gratitude Challenge

The 5th Annual Gratitude Challenge encouraged entrants to share what will make 2019 their best year yet! No major feats required; the simple efforts of optimism and connection are enough to spark a ripple effect of good in your community. We really wanted everyone to take the time to contemplate the big and little changes […]

A Way to Practice Gratitude

Green bean casserole, football, stretchy pants, and discount holiday shopping.  Thanksgiving day can bring up a certain mix of modern Americana imagery.  Do you know what thanksgiving means? I actually had to look up the definition of the word, “thanksgiving”. Here it is: thanks·giv·ing /ˌTHaNGksˈɡiviNG/ noun 1. the expression of gratitude, especially to God. “he […]

The Unexpected Phone Call

By Kate Paulsen-Zissos On September 1, 2016, I went to the bathroom at work to answer a call from a nurse who had navigated with me through six months of ultrasounds, mammograms, biopsies, blood tests, a lumpectomy surgery and most recently, a breast MRI. At the age of 29, I heard the words, “You have cancer.” […]