Happy Thanksgiving Reader,

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post about a solution to loneliness.

I mentioned a book I’m reading that quotes a study which says writing things down you are thankful for “can significantly improve subjective well-being, and reduce feelings of loneliness.”

Click here to read that post if you missed it. I asked readers what they are thankful for lately.

Here is what Marilyn, a podcast listener from Minnesota, is thankful for:

A man who had just been allowed to leave Gaza was interviewed at the exit. “What do you want to tell the world?” The journalist asked.
His reply? “The next time you use a toilet and flush it, don’t take it for granted. The next time you open a spigot and get clean water, don’t take it for granted.”
So this Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for indoor plumbing that works, electricity, and the fact that I can lay my head on a clean pillow surrounded by nice smelling clean sheets and not be worried about a missile smashing into my bedroom.

How about you? What are you thankful for? Please let me know. Until next week, I wish you all the joy that you can wish. *

John Certalic

P.S. If you missed our latest podcast episode, #206, you can listen to it when you click here. It's about what I learned from “An Accidental Breakfast with an Old Man”

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* The Merchant of Venice, Act III, scene 2