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An Attitude of Gratitude (8 Stories)

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On the fourth Thursday in November, for most of us, the trials and tribulations of the pandemic will take a back seat while we focus on gratitude ... thankfulness and appreciation for what we have running a little deeper these days. Maybe that’s what Lincoln was thinking when he created the Thanksgiving holiday in the middle of the Civil War. Think back … about what you’ve been most grateful for in the past, and how it compares with what you’re most grateful for today. Share your Attitude of Gratitude stories forward.
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Family Medicine (10 Stories)

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Modern medicine has brought us the miracles of vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics, but the current healthcare bureaucracy often lacks the human touch for many of us. Think back … to a time when doctors made house calls, carried black bags, and likely knew your entire family. Did you have a family doctor? Were doctor visits supportive or scary? Would you trade some of today’s technology for more personalized care? Share your Family Medicine stories forward.
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Chain Letters (8 Stories)

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As children, we may have received chain letters in the mail. They guaranteed you would receive postcards, or lipsticks, or some other item, if you just followed the directions. Nowadays there are email versions, which seem much less innocent, and may even threaten you if you break the chain. Think back . . . Did you ever get these? Did you follow the instructions? Did you get any of the promised rewards? Share your Chain Letters stories forward.
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Regrets (12 Stories)

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Most of us have experienced regret at one time or another … over something we have said or done, or over something we have not said or done. Some regrets are fleeting, others last a lifetime; some have little effect, some are life changing. Think back … to a lost opportunity, however big or small, and what you would have done differently. Share your Regrets stories forward.
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Trick or Treat? (11 Stories)

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Piles of pumpkins sitting in the September sun outside of grocery stores. Candy and costume displays dominating Target as soon as kids go back to school. Young adults now spending more money on costumes than any other age group. Will the pandemic put a dent in people’s plans to celebrate? Think back … when did Halloween become such a huge commercial holiday? How did you celebrate it growing up or with your own family as an adult? Share your Trick or Treat stories forward.
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