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Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

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Agree, Disagree? “Those Who Are Not Grateful Soon Begin to Complain of Everything.”

November 22nd, 2015

Episode 169 of 397 episodes

“Those who are not grateful soon begin to complain of everything.” –Thomas Merton, Thoughts in Solitude In the United States, we’re approaching the holiday of Thanksgiving — a great reminder to stop and take a moment to be thankful. In my experience, gratitude does drive out resentment, anger, and annoyance. And complaining! When I think about how grateful I am that I didn’t have to cook Thanksgiving dinner, I stop grumbling to myself about the fact that I don’t like asparagus. Do you agree or disagree with Merton?

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