Thanksgiving in the U.S. has become a kind of “starting gun” for the holiday season. Families plan their festivities; the shopping season heats up. But there are those who also see the familiar “Thanksgiving” notation on the calendar and realize this is an opportunity to reflect and to be grateful. That may take some effort—for some. But as you’re about to hear, it can be worth it. Gratitude has broken down stagnation, opened up new direction in people’s lives, and brought healing. Hear what these people have to say.