We, at NEO Law Group, wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.
– W.T. Purkiser
4 reasons gratitude is good for you (USA Today)
Research has shown that one of the greatest contributing factors to overall happiness in life is how much gratitude you show. So in addition to counting the reasons why you are grateful, expressing it outwardly can also have a significant impact on your life.
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
I’m thankful for the First Amendment (“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”).
I’m thankful for the Equal Protection Clause (“No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”).
I’m thankful for the charitable nonprofit sector and for all the charities and all the people working for and supporting those charities, including those advancing social and racial justice, addressing climate change, and promoting and protecting a healthy independent sector.
I’m thankful for the emergence of for-profit social enterprises bringing social good and environmental protection/sustainability as additional bottom lines for companies to pursue and for consumers making decisions based on companies’ social and environmental performance.
I’m thankful for family, friends, and my wonderful colleagues at NEO Law Group, without whom I could not pursue the work I love doing.