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On gratitude

Gratitude is the quality of being thankful, the readiness to show appreciation and return kindness to others. Georg Simmel (1858-1918) called it the moral memory of mankind, the foundation of social behavior that keeps society from breaking apart. In the US, Thanksgiving is the holiday that encourages us to be appreciative, but it should not be the only time of year when we bring gratitude into our lives, schools and classrooms. Read more

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