I wrote the following article titled The Art of Receiving for Tiny Buddha.
Halloween is the coming attractions preview of the holidays. Those little witches, ghosts and goblins will soon morph into angels, wise men and reindeers and the candy you gave in October will give way to more expensive gift-giving in December.
While the old proverb tells us it is better to give than receive, countless people bemoan the absence of grateful receivers. Thank-you letters seem to be a relic of the past and expressions of gratitude are often drowned out in a sea of complaints about what is wrong with the world.
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