Thanksgiving Home Remedy


Gratitude is a warm, accurate appreciation of reality.

It alleviates the following ailments:

Anger, anxiety, arrogance, belly-aching, boasting, back-stabbing, busyness, boredom, consumerism, control-freakishness,  confusion, constipation, depression, despair, disgust, envy, ego-inflation, entitlement, ennui, fear, fickleness, facades, fury, God-complexes, gossip, grandiosity, greed, haughtiness, hatred, hopelessness, heartaches, headaches, holier-than-thou-ity, insecurity, insomnia, isolation, indolence, insipidity, indignity, jumpiness, jerkiness, joylessness, killing, know-it-all-ism, loss, low self-esteem, laziness, littering, melancholy, me-me-me, mood-swings, misanthropy, nihilism, negativity, ostentation, over-compensation, obesity, peevishness, passive aggression, perfectionism, pessimism, prejudice, privilege, pomposity, polluting, quietism, rivalry, rage, ridicule, self-righteousness, substance abuse, sloth, stress, solipsism, shopping, stupidity, stuck-upness, thoughtlessness, thuggery, tyranny, tough-guy acts, unavailability (emotional), under-estimation, unworthiness, uncaring, ugliness, ultra-conservatism, unhappiness, violence, vice, viciousness, vacuity, workaholism, weariness, weeping, wickedness, xenophobia, yahoo-ism, yesterday-yearning, zero-sum thinking, zealotry, zombism and many more.

Counter-indications: none recorded.

Side-effects: increased, possibly chronic upturning of corners of mouth; heightened propensity for singing.

How to take: slow down; befriend your breath; chew your food; walk more; listen attentively; do one thing at a time; feel the sun, wind and rain; hug trees; hold hands; converse; share meals and stories; meditate; pray; count blessings.

Greg Kennedy, SJ is assigned to the spiritual exercises ministry at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre in Guelph, Ontario.

  • Charles Pottie-Pâté, sj
    Posted at 01:16h, 09 October Reply

    Great post, Greg! Amen….

  • Peter Bisson, SJ
    Posted at 01:52h, 09 October Reply

    Wow! From A to Z. Thank you Greg!

  • Lorraine Bird
    Posted at 06:34h, 09 October Reply

    Thank You, love this, very grateful you shared!

  • Marianne Ostermann
    Posted at 11:02h, 09 October Reply

    Thank you..A great commercial….just need some air time….Marianne

  • Esther Buckley
    Posted at 21:28h, 09 October Reply

    Thank you for your well written blog. Love the side effects and ‘how to take’ . Great advice.

  • Paul Panaretos
    Posted at 16:03h, 14 October Reply

    A great apothecary you are! Indeed, no contraindications; occasionally, some think they are allergic and report after dosing with gratitude they are not.

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