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What a 1,000-Year-Old Japanese Writer Taught Me About Gratitude

Finding great beauty in the small

For many years, we’d gather around the Thanksgiving table and engage in a familiar ritual. One by one, we’d answer a simple question: “What are you grateful for?”

When my turn came, I would invariably rattle off the big stuff: family, friends, coffee. Then I moved to Japan…

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Eric Weiner

Eric Weiner

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Philosophical Traveler. Recovering Malcontent. Author of four books, including my latest: “The Socrates Express.”