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You can even project gratitude out into the world, making it a better place, by specifically thanking others, in person or in a note, for their help and kindness. When you do this, it encourages those folks to express their appreciation to others. How powerful!

With Thanksgiving just celebrated, I'm thinking more about how grateful I am for the abundant food supply we enjoy. Saying grace before a meal is a wonderful exercise in gratitude, whether offered as a religious practice or one intended to draw focus to the earthly forces responsible for the bounty: the sun and rain, the farmers, the cooks. When it's time to offer up some words around the table, a seasonal family favorite is from a hymn written right on our dining room wall: "Come, ye thankful people come, raise the song of harvest home. All is safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin." Happy Thanksgiving each and every day!

Dr. David Petters thankfully practices chiropractic in Skaneateles.

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