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Want To Be Happy Be Grateful

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There is a connection between happiness and gratitude. There is a connection between being present and engaged, and thankful and happy. Benedictine monk, scholar, and theologian Brother David Steindl-Rast explores the relationship between gratefulness and happiness in his TED talk entitled  Want To Be Happy Be Grateful . Steindl-Rast’s thoughts illuminate gratitude  in several important ways. Every moment is a gift. The …

Deciduous

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Definition of DECIDUOUS 1 : falling off or shed seasonally or at a certain stage of development in the life cycle <deciduous leaves><deciduous scales> 2 : having deciduous parts <maples, birches, and other deciduous trees> b : having the dominant plants deciduous <a deciduous forest> 3 : ephemeral — de·cid·u·ous·ness noun Examples of DECIDUOUS the bare branches of a deciduous tree in winter he chose not to fret about the deciduous discomforts of his existence Origin of DECIDUOUS Latin deciduus, from decidere to fall off, from de- + cadereto fall — more at chance First …

Call Out the Good: An Interview With Seana Murphy

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Seana Murphy received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from DePauw University and her master’s degree from Christian Theological Seminary where she studied philosophy and Christian ethics. Seana enjoys creating opportunities for all members of the community to use their talents and resources for the creation of a better world. In her spare time Seana enjoys parenting her son Matthew, volunteering, …