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Gratitude is like keys — easy to forget, often taken for granted. But it has the power to unlock doors. Being thankful allows us to tap into memories, take stock of unnoticed advantages and concoct ways to make our world a little kinder.

This Thanksgiving, two women artists drew comics for The Lily on gratitude.

Happy Thanksgiving, readers. We at The Lily are grateful for you.

Ann Xu

Ann Xu zooms in on the key component of Turkey Day: food. A good, homemade meal shared with loved ones warms the soul. But, she reminds us, far too many people go hungry. She plans to help those in her community stay fed — not just on the holiday, but every day.

Aimee Pong

When nihilism grinds Aimee Pong down, she enlists gratitude to remind herself of the gifts she’s been given: her home, health and life itself.

When life gets chaotic, here’s what I keep in mind to forge ahead

Some days, it can be hard to step back and see the big picture

What life would look like if coffee were a person

Imagine if your morning cup of joe came in human form