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Tori’s Top 10

Today's guest blog post is written by my lifelong friend, Tori Walker Kirk. Watching her journey has been inspiring and filled me with gratitude. When I read that Bethany needed people to write gratitude posts for her blog, something inside me screamed, “Do it”!  I’m not a writer, but I do have my fair share… Continue reading Tori’s Top 10

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Not so plain Jane

Jane, Jane, Jane, You'll probably kill me for this (or at least you'll want to). I can't stop thinking about writing this letter to you, and when I can't get something off my mind, I take action. I think you know this about me, so I'm pretty sure you'll forgive me even though you don't… Continue reading Not so plain Jane

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Second chance love

Special thanks to my former professor and friend, Dr. Teresa Burns Murphy, for sharing this beautiful piece on gratitude, friendship, and love with us today. At the beginning of 2014, Bethany wrote a beautiful essay identifying still as her word for the new year. When Bethany invited other people to identify their words for 2014,… Continue reading Second chance love

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The gift of a second chance

*Over the next few days, I'll be posting essays by my amazing students who wrote in response to the question, "What are three gifts--proverbial or literal--that you've been given in 2013, and why are they significant to you?" Their responses made me laugh, cry, and most of all, thank God for the opportunity to invest… Continue reading The gift of a second chance

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Day 23: Dear Stick

*Today's post on day 23 of the Dear Gratitude project is written by Toi Thomas, a talented writer and fellow blogger.* Dear Stick, Hey man, we been friends a long time, and I just wanted to let you know that I’m glad. I mean, I’m glad that I’ve had a chance to be your friend.… Continue reading Day 23: Dear Stick

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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 12: Dear Bethany

*Today's post is written by a frequent contributor, former co-worker, and wonderful friend, Debra Dickey. When Debra sent this to me yesterday, it surprised me, it humbled me, and it overwhelmed me with gratitude for HER. That's the beautiful thing about gratitude--when someone expresses it to me and thanks me for being me, I naturally… Continue reading Day 12: Dear Bethany