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Try Some Gratitude on for Size

Updated: Jul 23, 2021

We often hear about how important it is to give thanks. Be grateful for where you are in life, people say! Yet it’s not always easy to do this, especially when you feel like a hot mess. In the larger countries of North America we’re constantly striving and comparing ourselves to others. It’s part of the fabric of our culture. Although having travelled around a bit, I see that this isn’t necessarily a human trait. There are cultures where folks aren’t constantly looking at others like they do in the U.S., and Canada, comparing themselves and feeling shame for how they don't measure up. For net happiness the U.S. recently scored 43 per cent, whereas Mexico scored 76, and Columbia a whopping 85. Yes, dear reader, I’ve done the math, and personally I think it stinks!