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Today’s Solutions: July 14, 2024

Thankful Thursdays: Commemorat

Thankful Thursdays: Commemorating community food

Locally grown food is more sustainable, fresher, and grown by small farmers. Locally grown food cuts down on food waste and reduces transportation emissions. Plus, is there anything more delicious than a freshly picked piece of fruit? During the pandemic, these farms and organizations have kept Read More...

Thankful Thursdays: Forging gr

Thankful Thursdays: Forging gratitude for first responders

First responders, like doctors, nurses, and firefighters, work tirelessly to take care of those in need.  For months and months, their workload has been exacerbated by the pandemic, so let's all take the time to appreciate their fortitude both physically and mentally. Thankful Thursdays prompt Read More...

Thankful Thursdays: A note to

Thankful Thursdays: A note to those who nourish us

As we enjoy our Thanksgiving meals today and nourish our bodies, our Thankful Thursdays prompt focuses on who nourishes our soul and spirit. Who in your life makes you feel fulfilled and cherished? Thankful Thursdays prompt #4: Write a letter of gratitude to the person who nourishes your Read More...

Thankful Thursdays: Expressing

Thankful Thursdays: Expressing gratitude for educators

As the old saying goes, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” In this week’s Thankful Thursdays prompt, we are expressing gratitude for educators! Virtual teaching during the pandemic has put an even brighter spotlight on the Read More...

Thankful Thursdays: A note to

Thankful Thursdays: A note to non-profits

What is the most impactful organization in your community? In this week's Thankful Thursdays prompt, we look at organizations and non-profits that serve our neighborhoods and the global community. This can be an organization that you have been involved with, have been helped by, or simply just Read More...

Thankful Thursdays: Who makes

Thankful Thursdays: Who makes you laugh and feel at peace?

Research has shown that gratitude promotes new relationships, improves mental and physical health, and boosts self-esteem. Although many of us think about what we are grateful for around the holidays, all too often we let this practice slip during the rest of the year. This is why The Optimist Read More...