gratitude

Why gratitude?

I asked my Composition II students to write a brief essay explaining their motives for expressing gratitude and offering at least one example of a moment when gratitude was expressed to them or when they chose to express gratitude to someone else. This essay was written by my student Jessica Whitmire, who is always smiling. Students like… Continue reading Why gratitude?

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Dear Rhonda

Dear Rhonda, Thank you for helping me find my house. I resisted liking that house since it was more my ex-husband's preference than mine. You might even say that I resented that darn house for a long, long time, actually. Slowly but surely, the longer I lived in it (particularly the longer I lived in it… Continue reading Dear Rhonda

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Dear Daniel

*Today's letter is written by fellow blogger and writer Mary Agrusa. Thank you, Mary, for your willingness to share your gifts with the world!* Dear Daniel, From the first time Mikael demurely admitted she was seeing someone, her tone of voice told me you were special. For the longest time she tantalized me with this… Continue reading Dear Daniel

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Dear World

*Today's letter is written by fellow blogger and wonderful writer Toi Thomas.* Dear World, Sometimes life gets hard in ways that are difficult to explain. You look around to your support group, the people you have in your life like family and friends, for comfort but sometimes it’s not quite enough. You don’t want to… Continue reading Dear World

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Dear Sabrina

*Today's letter is written by one of my former spunky students. Thank you for adding spark to my life, Jessica!* Dear Sabrina, I have had five therapists in my lifetime from 2nd grade on. None of these people could get through to me until the 5th one. The 5th one was you. Something about you… Continue reading Dear Sabrina

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Dear Daddy

*Today's letter is written by my friend Samantha Herndon Hogan.* Dear Daddy: As I sit here trying to write this letter of thankfulness to you, I have so much to say, yet am at a loss for words. I don’t think I could put into words every single thing you’ve done for me that I’m… Continue reading Dear Daddy

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Dear Heather

*Today's letter is written by my wonderful friend Betty Gail Jones, who has impacted countless children, teenagers, and college students over the years through her work in children's ministry, collegiate ministry, mission work, and church planting. She is a fireball and someone God has certainly used in my life.* Dear Heather, I am calling you… Continue reading Dear Heather