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A Black Friday Guide To Giving Back To The People Who Have Put Up With Us This Long

A special thank you to those who take care of us and give us reason to keep going

In reality, even the best of people can be a lot to handle at times. Thankfully, there are those special people in our lives who manage to love us even at our worste and pick us up when we're at our lowest. Those people deserve some recognition this time of year.

Gratitude should be expressed every day, and appreciation shown at every opportunity as to keep algning on a higher frequency with those who match it. That's why we picked thank you gifts that had meaning and that replaced the words "I love you" with action.

To Mothers

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The ultimate Charcuterie Board may be the gift all mothers want. How many times have mothers spent hours in the kitchen cooking three-course holiday dinners with minimal help until their knees hurt and their ankles swelled up?

A charcuterie board takes the pressure off of cooking and sets the stage for a night of snacking and relaxation. This charcuterie board even comes with a built-in drawer filled with serving utensils, making it the ideal picnic arrangement. For mothers who especially love organization and aesthetics, this is for them.

To Fathers

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Fathers are often those who make the highest sacrifice and dedication for their children without ever complaining. No matter how grown their children are, fathers are the ones still coming to fix a clogged sink or make sure husbands are up to standard.

Fathers are not just muscles, but often heroes to their children, setting the ideal for sons on the kind of men they should become and daughters for the kind of men they should look for. Frankly, it's an exhausting role and it's no wonder that after a long day of fatherhood, a neck massage wouldn't hurt anyone. Especially if it's given by a pillow who will never say no.

To Sisters

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A sister is the only person you go from loving to hating back to loving all within minutes. She may steal all your clothes but she'll always have your back. Showing her appreciation shouldn't be limited to a single day. This gift package gives her a little bit of everything, preparing her for all kinds of situations.
If she's feeling down, she can wear the interlocking necklace close to her heart. If she needs extra support she can wear the inspirational bracelet. When she's going on a date or a night out, she can use the compact mirror, key chain, and fill the tumbler with wine for extra courage.. You get the idea.

To Husbands

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Sometimes after a long hard day, nothing can beat a glass of whiskey on the rock, except an engraved glass set of whisky on the rocks. It comes with its own cooling stones.

This gift is personalized with a message on the box so that every time he goes for a drink, he remembers that the real gift is you. ​

To Wives

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These days a woman's bed is never complete without her array of decorative throw pillows that end up all over the floor every night at bedtime anyway. Yet, the way they bring the room together during the day makes the effort worth it for her, as it keeps the bedroom cozy and exciting to come back to.

For all the nights you can't be home with her, cuddling her to sleep, give her a pillow she can keep close by with a picture of you. You can chose your own picture deciding on memory or face that'll make her laugh, or make her feel loved.

To Exes

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Who says the end of relationships can't be celebrated? After all, exes are the ones who teach us the biggest lessons about ourselves, others, love and the world in general. Even if the relationship was the reason we broke for a while, without it we wouldn't be the person that we now are.

That deserves some gratitude too. Hopefully, they can appreciate the humor in this candle and if they don't, the smell of freedom will be just as sweet if you keep it to yourself.

To Best Friends

perfect boyfriend toy that grows

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Protect your best friend's heart with a man that would never betray her. Not only can she raise this boyfriend to fit her ideal and her liking, but every time she looks at it she'll remember that someone else is watching out for her and prevent her from feeling like she needs to fill a void by dating the wrong kind of man.

All you need to grow this perfect boyfriend is water, making it the cheapest date that doesn't talk back that you'll ever have.

To Grandparents

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Amazon

At this point in their lives, there's not much that you can get grandparents that they need or they don't already have. What they really love to receive is company and quality time with their loved ones while they still can. For the times you can't physically be together, use this photo frame to send them pictures directly so that they can share the memories.

The frame measures 10 inches and operates as a touch screen with wifi. The best part is that you can easily send photos in real-time to it from anywhere with an app.

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The World's Oldest Person Just Turned 119, But What's Fascinating Is How She Spends Her Days

The oldest person in the world just recently celebrated her 119th birthday in a nursing home in southwestern Japan. Now if you're picturing an immobile old lady who does nothing bt spend her days in bed, think again. This woman may be at the end of her days, but she is still full of life.

The way that she spends her every day should be an inspiration to all of us that we're never too old to put in the effort everyday to live it to the fullest. After all, what's the point in living if we don't actually feel alive? Here's how she does it.

She Has Watched The Whole World Change

Black and white photo of Tanaka in her youth

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When you've lived almost a century and a quarter long, you're bound to probably feel like you're in your own science fiction movie by the end. The world has drastically changed over the years. When Kane Tanaka was born, in 1903 in Japan, life was much simpler. This was the same year that the Wright brothers powered their first flight. Kane grew up around her nine siblings before she married a rice shop owner when she turned 19 years old.

Since then she has lived through wonders including two world wars, two pandemics, the rise of technologies, and more life changes than we could possibly imagine.

Today, Her Routine Is Quite Unique

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​Just because she has lived a long and meaningful life, doesn't mean that she's done living each day to the fullest. What's really fascinating about Kane's long life is the way that she chooses to live every day.

It turns out that even at her nursing home, Kane wakes up every morning bright and early at 6 a.m. and spends part of her day studying mathematics. She keeps her mind sharp and alert by spending the day solving number puzzles and playing board games. She has gotten so good at this that in 2019, she became an expert in the game of Othello, a strategy board game, even beating the nursing home's younger staff.

She Has Broken New Records

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Kane is now part of the Guinness World Records and has been since turned 117 and became Japan's oldest living person. On her birthday, Guinness even tweeted her a happy birthday and shared a video of her from 2019, when she was officially given the title.

Unfortunately, while Kane has adapted to much of the modern world, she hasn't made it as far as setting her own Twitter account to reply. Nonetheless, everyone who saw the tweet was inspired by her will to live as well as the way she chooses to live.

She's Got The Right Attitude

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Tanaka sounds like a delightful woman who emits all kinds of positive vibes. Her personality exceeds her intelligence and love for math because just like the average person, Tanaka also shares a strong love for fizzy drinks and chocolate. In fact, when she was gifted a box of chocolates during her Guinness ceremony, someone asked her how many chocolates she wanted to eat, she replied, "100." And why shouldn't she? When you've lived that long there is no reason not to indulge and maximize life's little pleasures.

Tanaka carried the same attitude when she was crowned Japan's oldest person at 117 and celebrated with a coke. Tanaka's positivity is radiant and comes across in all her gestures. When she was sent flowers on Respect for the Aged Day, she expressed her gratitude by making a peace sign.

Maybe Chocolate Is The Key

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Tanaka has another three years to go until she breaks the all-time record for the oldest person that has lived, which right now is held by Jeanne Louise Calment from France, who lived to 122 years. Currently, she holds the record for the world's oldest currently living person since Jeanne has since passed.

What's interesting about these two women is their love for their chocolate. They say that Jeanne ate two pounds of chocolate a week! Could chocolate be the new fountain of youth? The answer is probably in how these two women carried themselves in their youth and the way they're able to see the good in the everyday. However, Japan is known to hold one of the longevity rates in the world which have increased significantly in the last 60 years.

How Much Longer Do You Have left?

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​No matter how old or young you are in this moment, you are still alive for a reason. Make every moment count, have no regrets. Live every day to the fullest and find within it a reason to be happy. If you're still looking for a purpose, take a quick zodiac reading here to find out what your universe has to say about you right now.

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