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Mimi’s influence

My former student, Sarah Humway, wrote this post as an essay for English Comp I class last fall. I loved it and asked if she'd allow me to share it with all of you. She agreed. Thank you, Sarah! The most influential person in my life was not only someone who could pick me up… Continue reading Mimi’s influence

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Dear Nana

Today's post is by one of my male students who prefers to remain anonymous.  Dear Nana, I know I am not the best at showing appreciation to you, but during this time of year thankfulness is a common subject that comes up.  I want you to know that I am very thankful for you.  You… Continue reading Dear Nana

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Give them their flowers

Today's beautiful post is written by Latresha Woodruff Johnson, one of the most encouraging people I know. Latresha, thank you for continually pointing me to God and reminding me that there is always hope in Him. My grandmother was named Jewel, and how fitting, because she always gave us little pearls of wisdom.  She also… Continue reading Give them their flowers

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Day 20: Dear Grandma

*Today, we have the pleasure of reading a post from fellow blogger Mark Luker. Be sure to check out Mark's blog!* Grandma, This is a letter I should have sent you a long, long, time ago, and even though you can no longer remember your life, or who I am, and you can't even read… Continue reading Day 20: Dear Grandma

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Day 7: Dear women

*Thanks to my friend Kenton Adler (AKA Ken Doll) for utilizing his wit while writing this heartfelt post for Day 7 of the Dear Gratitude project this November.* Dear Women, Thank you.  Thank you VERY much.  I am not kidding.  I am so thankful for women; it’s kind of ridiculous. Obviously, my mother was a… Continue reading Day 7: Dear women

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Godmothers

*Thank you, Henry Petty, for serving as today's guest contributor!" My Godmother, Dr. Estrella Aesjo, had a major influence on me and my cousin (her daughter).  She is a pediatrician in Southern California, but she exhibited such warmth and kindness that it resonated in my being.  Like myself, she is also Filipino.  I guess us Filipinos are made… Continue reading Godmothers

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Day 19–Love is a drug

*A big thank you to Henry Petty for stepping in today as the guest writer for the "28 days of love" project. Henry is one of the most loving people I know; so grateful to call him a friend! Check out his blog.* Love is a drug - it’s euphoric, and I give and receive… Continue reading Day 19–Love is a drug