Happiness is Thanksgiving, Kindness & Gratitude

Happiness is Thanksgiving, Kindness & Gratitude

aGratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.                                  ~ William Arthur Ward

The holidays are a very stressful time for everyone and an exceptionally hard time for some.  So, until the New Year I’ll be posting a Holiday Happiness post each day to try help folks out who are struggling.  As always you can reach out to me at Happinesskane@aol.com for a kind word or someone to listen. ~ Rev Kane



I really do, I love the holiday, I love this time of year, the weather, football season and eating, man do I love cooking and eating.  So, when you combine all of these elements together, all on ONE day, well, that makes me a very happy man. This is an especially happy year as I was in Canada for their Thanksgiving so I get TWO this year!

As I sat down to write my annual homage to my favorite holiday I thought I should see what I’ve written before and holy cow, I wrote a lot.  So for this year’s Thanksgiving post I’ve decided to repost some of the old ones and include a series of links on pieces I wrote about kindness and gratitude because that’s really what this is all about.  As much as the food and the football and the fall weather are spectacular, in the end it is about being thankful for what we have and finding ways to be kind to others.  Truly, if we could just concentrate on those two things in life this would be a better world.

So, enjoy some Thanksgving Day reading, relax and a have a very happy day my friends     ~ Rev Kane


Why Thanksgiving is My Favorite Holiday

Happiness and a Thanksgiving Day Hike

Happiness is Thanksgiving Day Dinner – This one has cooking tips and info.

Thanksgiving Stories – some funny stories about other people’s Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving – Some words from the Dalai Lama


Happiness & Gratitude for the small things

Friends, Joy, Gratitude & Transition

Quotes about Gratitude, Happiness & Kindness

Happiness & the Benefits of Gratitude

Videos: Inspiration, Kindness & Gratitude



Angels Among Us, A True Story of Kindness & Giving

Happiness Resources: Positivity, Kindness & Gratitude

Random Acts of Kindness & Happiness

The Dalai Lama on the Kindness of Others

Random Happiness: Stories of Kindness



About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.
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2 Responses to Happiness is Thanksgiving, Kindness & Gratitude

  1. Shawna Martinez says:

    Thank you, rev, for all your kind words. It really means a lot to me

    Shawna Martinez


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