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Day 21: A look back

*Thanks to my friend Brandon Davidson for serving as the guest writer for Day 21  of the Dear Gratitude project. His post is guaranteed to make you laugh. It will probably cause you to pause and give thanks for all the people and circumstances that brought you where you are in your own life, too.*… Continue reading Day 21: A look back

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Day 13: Dear Donit

*Today's post for Day 13 of the Dear Gratitude project is by another child, my best friend's son, Dailen. Dailen reminds me that it's right and good to be excited about and grateful for the small blessings that often get overlooked. I think I'll get a doughnut for myself today :).* Der Amandu, Thank you… Continue reading Day 13: Dear Donit

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Day 6: Dear wonderful life

*I'm excited to post the second entry by a child this month written by Alexander Tenace. It warms my heart to read words of gratitude written by someone so young. Thanks to his mom and dad, Isabelle and Edward, for allowing him to participate in the Dear Gratitude project!* I’m thankful for everything like my… Continue reading Day 6: Dear wonderful life

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Day 4: Dear friends

*I'm especially excited about today's post in the "Dear Gratitude" series; it's written by an awesome person who happens to be my first guest writer under the age of 18! There's something sweet and real about asking a young person what she's thankful for. Thanks for sharing, Arden!* If I had to say what I… Continue reading Day 4: Dear friends

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Mission & commission

*Thanks to Debra Dickey-Liang for sharing her thoughts on motherhood, and happy early Mother's Day, Debra!*My commission in this life is to be an advocate and a caretaker, e.g., a peacemaker.  I know this with every fiber of my being.  It is an inherent part of me.  It is the way I perceive things; it’s… Continue reading Mission & commission

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Mother’s Day every day

*Thank you, Stacie deKlerk, for serving as today's guest contributor and for sharing your gratitude for your mother with us!* I am grateful for all the things my Mom does day in, day out, year after year to make my life easier, better, and more sane. I’m sorry that I don’t always fully appreciate her… Continue reading Mother’s Day every day

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Pair-ables

*Special thanks to Debra Dickey-Liang for stepping in as today's guest writer.* Speaking in Pair-ables   (aka, the Perpetual state of “we”) I do! I speak in ‘pair-ables’!  I have become aware that when writing, thinking or speaking about my life experiences and my life journeys, I most often use the pronoun “we.” It just… Continue reading Pair-ables