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Thankful Moments
make for impactful change

 

Be part of the movement to create positive change

We are promoting a mindset of gratitude to create a sustainable, equitable and happier world to create 1 billion Thankful moments!

 

When we have a Thankful mindset we recognise the goodness in life.  And when we express gratitude, it become contagious and encourages others to be thankful and see what is positive in their own life.  Taking even a moment to be Thankful shifts our brains, shifts our bodies, and even shifts our entire way of relating to the world.  It makes us all feel good, helps us to feel more connected, more compassionate, more empathetic, and kinder.

 

Through positive actions we raise awareness and raise funds to address global challenges and help those in need.

 

See how we create thankful moments – click through to causes

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the science

Being thankful is scientifically proven to be the single most powerful tool we can all implement to improve mental health & overall wellness.

Proven benefits include:

  • Boosting our moods

  • Improving our sleep

  • Enhancing our relationships

  • Supporting our immune system

 

Studies have shown that thankfulness strengthens relationships and communities. Neuroscience indicates that when a person experiences the feeling of being grateful, the networks in the brain associated with understanding others' perspectives, interpersonal touch, and cultivating empathy are activated.​

Studies have also shown thankfulness is
associated with:

  • Increased attention, mood, energy, connectedness, optimism, sleep quality, and metabolism.
     

  • Decreased physical ailments, pain, depression, anxiety, and stress. 
     

Being thankful changes our brain circuitry and functioning, activating our reward system and regulating our stress response.

our commitment to a better world

The Thankful initiatives are designed to enable brands and consumers engage with the UN Sustainable Development Goals to improve our world, now and for generations to come.

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meet the team

Kim O'Donnell, Founder and CEO of Thankful.ord

Kim McDonnell

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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Mike Chuter, Founder of Thankful.org

Mike Chuter

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

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Oliver Libby, Chief Strategy Officer at Thankful.org

Oliver Libby

Global Chief Strategy Officer

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Kate McQuestin

Kate McQuestin

PR Director

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australia advisory council

Holly Ransom Thankful Advisory Council

Holly Ransom

Australia Advisor

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Susan Massasso

Australia Advisor

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Matina Jewell Thankful Advisory Council

Matina Jewell

Australia Advisor

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Mark Hilton Buckman Thankful Advisory Council

Mark Buckman

Australia Advisor

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Mark Lollback Thankful Advisory Council

Mark Lollback

Australia Advisor

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australia spokespeople

Charlie Arnott

Sustainable Agriculture Advocate
Thankful4Farmers spokesperson

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Matt de Groot - Thankful Spokesperson

Matt de Groot

Newsreader/Host/Columnist/MC
Thankful spokesperson/Host/Columnist/MC

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Matt Moran

Chef, Author & Restaurateur

Thankful4Farmers Ambassador

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australia foundation board

Andy Pontin

Foundation Board Member

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Davina Gunn

Foundation Board Member

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John Wilkerson  Thankful Foundation Board

Dr John Wilkerson

Foundation Board Member

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Trish Daley  Thankful Foundation Board

Trish Daley

Foundation Board Member

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global advisory board

Jen Willig, Chair of Advisory Board at Thankful.org

Jen Willig

Chair of Advisory Board

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Ellie Cobb from Thankful.org

Ellie Cobb, Ph.D.

Director of Psychology 

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Maani Safa from Thankful.org

Maani Safa

Board Member

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Sergio Fernández de Córdova from Thankful.org

Sergio Fernandez de Cordova

Board Member

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Adam Rockefeller Growald

Board Member

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Will Ford  Thankful Advisory Board

Will Ford

Board Member

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Christiane Mack Thankful Advisory Board

Christiane Mack

Board Member

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Martine Reardon Thankful Advisory Board

Martine Reardon

Board Member

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us foundation board

John Wilkerson Thankful Foundation Board

Dr John Wilkerson

Chair of Foundation Board

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Michael McDonald

Foundation Board Member

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Justin Kamine Thankful Foundation Board

Justin Kamine

Foundation Board Member

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See how you can be thankful everyday