A few years ago, our British guests were touched and in awe at our Thanksgiving dinner tradition of telling each other why we are grateful. My 3-year-old grandson's "I'm happy for the movie, 'Cars'" gave everyone a laugh. Some comments are funny, some sentimental and others thought-provoking. They certainly enrich the experience of dining together.
For me, getting in touch with gratitude is more than a cognitive exercise. It changes my mental and emotional state.
Thanks to redroom.com for connecting my work to Huffington Post and especially to Gina Misiroglu for her great ideas and collaboration!