8 Nights of Giving Thanks: Gratitude 2.0

Here at Repair the World November is Gratitude Month – a month dedicated to giving thanks for everything we are grateful for. And this week is also Hanukkah! To celebrate, Repair the World presents 8 Nights of Giving Thanks: tips and thoughts for filling the Festival of Lights with gratitude.

Like everything, cultivating a sense of gratitude – feeling grateful for the good things in your life, and expressing that gratefulness to others – doesn’t always come naturally. It can take practice. Fortunately, there are a ton of useful apps and websites out there that make feeling and sharing gratitude simple and fun. From gratitude journal apps to apps that let you send a treat to friends as a way of saying thanks, here are some of our faves:

ThankfulFor This website lets people post their feelings of gratitude publicly or set up a gratitude journal.

Gratitude 365 Keep a gratitude journal with this easy-to-use app, and never lose track of the things that make you feel grateful.

Gratitude Stream Let friends and family instantly know what you’re feeling grateful for with this app.

Treater This Smartphone app lets people send gifts to friends – a great way to say “thanks!”

Red Stamp This app lets people send personalized cards via mail, email, text, or social media. Why not send one to say “thank you?”

How do you use technology to help cultivate gratitude in your daily life? Let us know in the comments or by tweeting us at @repairtheworld.

8 Nights of Giving Thanks: Gratitude at the Thanksgiving Table

Here at Repair the World November is Gratitude Month – a month dedicated to giving thanks for everything we are grateful for. And starting tonight it’s alsoHanukkah! To celebrate, Repair the World presents 8 Nights of Giving Thanks: tips and thoughts for filling the Festival of Lights with gratitude.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, so tonight – as we light the first Hanukkah candles (very early this year, we know!) – is the perfect time to think about how to bring gratitude to your table on Thanksgiving and all year round.

In between prepping your turkey, baking a pumpkin pie, and mashing those potatoes, take a second to write up some simple “gratitude cards” for your table. They could say things: “What are you thankful for this year?” “I couldn’t live without _______.” “My wish for everyone at this table: _______” or “Who are you most thankful for?” Decorate them however you’d like and scatter them across your dinner table tomorrow, encouraging guests to pick them up and answer them.

Jewish tradition also has a long tradition of giving thanks by blessing food before a meal, and expressing our satisfaction for having eating it after. Learn more about those blessings here and here, or find your own ways to express gratitude for the incredible bounty of Thanksgiving.

How will you give thanks at your Thanksgiving table? Let us know in the comments or by tweeting us at @repairtheworld.

Repair the World’s Gratitude Month: Transformation

Here at Repair the World November is Gratitude Month – a month dedicated to giving thanks for everything we are grateful for. It is also the first month of the Repair the World Fellowship program.
We will be introducing you to our whole team of fellows – awesome people serving and working in cities across the country – soon. In the meantime, we reached out to them to ask: what are you grateful for? Their answers, which we will share throughout the month, might just inspire you.

Today’s Repair the World’s Fellows are grateful for: TRANSFORMATIONS

Check out our other posts on Gratitude Month:

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Repair the World’s Gratitude Month: Family

Here at Repair the World November is Gratitude Month – a month dedicated to giving thanks for everything we are grateful for. It is also the first month of the Repair the World Fellowship program.We will be introducing you to our whole team of fellows – awesome people serving and working in cities across the country – soon. In the meantime, we reached out to them to ask: what are you grateful for? Their answers, which we will share throughout the month, might just inspire you.

Today’s Repair the World’s Fellows are grateful for: FAMILY.

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Repair the World’s Gratitude Month: Friends, Family, & Mentors

Here at Repair the World November is Gratitude Month – a month dedicated to giving thanks for everything we are grateful for. It is also the first month of the Repair the World Fellowship program.

We will be introducing you to our whole team of fellows – awesome people serving and working in cities across the country – soon. In the meantime, we reached out to them to ask: what are you grateful for? Their answers, which we will share throughout the month, might just inspire you.

Today’s Repair the World’s Fellows are grateful for: FRIENDS, FAMILY, & MENTORS

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8 Nights of Giving Thanks: Night 1

Here at Repair the World November is Gratitude Month – a month dedicated to giving thanks for everything we are grateful for. And starting tonight it’s also Hanukkah! To celebrate, Repair the World presents 8 Nights of Giving Thanks: tips and thoughts for filling the Festival of Lights with gratitude.
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Art 21′s 100 Artists Project Brings Innovative Contemporary Art to the People

October is arts and culture month here at Repair the World. Join us here all month for our 31-day celebration of the transformative, world changing power of art and culture in all their many forms.

Move over Netflix. Art21, a nonprofit organization that brings contemporary art of all kinds to the public, is up to something big.

Over the last 10 years, they have produced an award-winning television show called Art in the Twenty-First Century. This year, in honor of Art21′s milestone of collaborating with and featuring 100 contemporary artists to date, they are making all of their films available to schools, institutions, and non-profit organizations to screen in public. For free.
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