Thanksgiving - The Attitude of Gratitude

Posted by Rachel Meinke on 11/30/2014

We are once again on the brink of the Holiday Season! Thanksgiving has always been my favorite largely because it has such a pure purpose without too many materialistic trappings: simply a day to gather together and celebrate all we're thankful for. During this show, we'll explore thanks and giving in Oklahoma...giving help to those in need and expressing our thanks to those who help us.  We'll start with the giving part and The Salvation Army, an iconic organization whose mission has been giving for more than 100 years.

Major Carlyle Gargis, is the Area Commander for the Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma.  He now oversees the brand new Center of Hope in Oklahoma City.  Years ago, the Major's own November miracle led him and his family to a life dedicated to giving back.  LISTEN NOW

Now,for the gratitude part. The science of incorporating gratitude into our lives appears to have some direct links to our level of personal happiness.  

Reverend Linda Brinkworth is the Pastor of Congregational Care at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City.  She's got some convincing arguments about why practicing gratitude shouldn't just happen on the fourth Thursday in November. LISTEN NOW

SEE MORE PHOTOS OF Program 403- November 2014 

Support for The Living Room with Gerry Bonds is provided in part by the McSwain Theatre in downtown Ada, Oklahoma...providing family entertainment and classic movies since 1920.  Program and ticket information atwww.mcswaintheatre.com

Book Power & Stem Power

Book Power & Stem Power
Gerry Bonds and Connie Armstrong, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Center for the Book

ICONIC OKLAHOMA FAMILY BUSINESSES

ICONIC OKLAHOMA FAMILY BUSINESSES
Drew Braum and Gerry Bonds

The Immigrant Experience

The Immigrant Experience
Gerry Bonds and Rachel Jones

THE WORDS AND THE BEES

THE WORDS AND THE BEES
Dr. Jeanetta Calhoun Mish and Gerry Bonds

Sex Ed: Empowering Oklahoma Teens

Sex Ed: Empowering Oklahoma Teens
Kathy Harms, Laura Lang and Gerry Bonds

Oklahoma: A Grand Land & History

Oklahoma: A Grand Land & History
Dr. Bob Blackburn and Gerry Bonds

Oklahoma PrinciPALs

Oklahoma PrinciPALs
Talita De Negri, Aspasia Carlson and Gerry Bonds

Goats and Eagles

Goats and Eagles
Audra Fogle and Gerry Bonds

Dynamic Oklahoma Women Leaders

Dynamic Oklahoma Women Leaders
Gerry Bonds with Cathy O'Connor, Rev. Lori Walke and state Senator Kay Floyd.

Buy a Book, Read a Book, Give a Book!

Buy a Book, Read a Book, Give a Book!
John Dwyer and Gerry Bonds

Art and Its Impact on Oklahoma

Art and Its Impact on Oklahoma
Gerry Bonds and Amber Sharples

Berry & Banjo Picking - Summer is Here

Berry & Banjo Picking - Summer is Here
Johnny Baier and Gerry Bonds

Courage, Agribility and Adult Stem Cell Research

Courage, Agribility and Adult Stem Cell Research
Gerry Bonds, Oklahoma State Representative John Enns and Charla Enns.

When SPRING Comes to Oklahoma

When SPRING Comes to Oklahoma
Chris Lee, Gerry Bonds and Ross Dixon

RE MERGE with a Second Chance

RE MERGE with a Second Chance
Terri Woodland Executive Director of Re Merge, Brooke Bradley, a Re Merge graduate Gerry Bonds and retired Judge Jerry Bass.

New Faces and a New Legislative Session

New Faces and a New Legislative Session
State Rep. Collin Walke (D-87), State Rep. Tammy West (R-84), Gerry Bonds and former State Rep. Randy McDaniel (R-83).

It's Time for New Year's Resolutions

It's Time for New Year's Resolutions
Lynne Roller, Gerry Bonds and Lea Anne Limber

Holiday Gift Giving

Holiday Gift Giving
Gerry Bonds and Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda

Oklahoma Musical Showcase

Oklahoma Musical Showcase
Gerry Bonds and Mason Williams

Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill
Randy King, Donna Cervantes and Gerry Bonds

School Days

School Days
OKC Public Schools Superintendent Aurora Lora and Gerry Bonds.

Masters

Masters
Gerry Bonds, Clint Stone and Linda Maisch

Lifeline

Lifeline
Dr. John Armitage and Gerry Bonds

Art in the Summertime

Art in the Summertime
Gerry Bonds and Mike Whittington

Support for Veterans

Support for Veterans
Gerry Bonds with Major General Myles Deering

Both Sides Now: Springtime in Oklahoma

Both Sides Now: Springtime in Oklahoma
Lechelle Calderwood, Gerry Bonds, Arion Vaught, and Dr. Greg Winters.

Living With Autism

Living With Autism
Gerry Bonds, Shanda Moody and Dr. Scott Stapleton

Policing Oklahoma City

Policing Oklahoma City
Gerry Bonds, Sgt. Ashley Peters and OKC Police Chief Bill Citty.

Volunteering in the New Year

Volunteering in the New Year
Gerry Bonds and Marnie Taylor

Great Stories Make Great Gifts

Great Stories Make Great Gifts
Kent and Shannon Rollins and Gerry Bonds

Syrian Refugee Crisis

Syrian Refugee Crisis
Dr. Don Betz, Gerry Bonds and Dr. Imad Enchassi

Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves
Gerry Bonds and Mark Bays

Back to School!

Back to School!
Gerry Bonds, Aimee McCracken and Paula Gates

Oklahoma Music Showcase

Oklahoma Music Showcase
Kyle Dillingham, Gerry Bonds and Edgar Cruz