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A Walk with Gratitude

A Walk with Gratitude

Walking the grounds of gratitude,
I stumble upon the palace of happiness.” ~Brendon Burchard

Every day, a thousand things to be thankful for, yet I barely touch the heart of this we call gratitude.

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