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In hard times, gratitude has a place

Complaining is fun and is stamped into the human DNA, but giving thanks pulls us out of negativity and has a powerful purpose.

Humans are oddly configured, for we respect gratitude but prefer whining, says the writer. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: PIXABAY
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The doorbell rings, a frown appears. Was it the middle of the day, it doesn't matter. Grumpiness is my full-time occupation. I shuffle to the door with a scowl painted on my face. But it's only disarming strangers bearing kindness.

A young woman from upstairs wears a quiet smile. Her son hands me a gift bag.

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