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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… Continue Reading “Why gratitude?”

A Christmas tree story

Special thanks to my friend Betty Gail Jones for writing today’s post. NO!! The lights are failing, row by row, on our 10 year-old, very favorite, pre-lit, secondary Christmas tree!! The top went first.  Ah, we can fix that… it is probably a fuse. … Continue Reading “A Christmas tree story”

Day 11: Dear Peacemakers

*Big thanks to my friend and former college roommate, Sarah Donaghy, for sharing her grateful thoughts on Day 11 of the Dear Gratitude project.* The hardest part about being a guest blogger this month was deciding to whom or what I should write my… Continue Reading “Day 11: Dear Peacemakers”

Day 12–Sensing

*Thanks to my friend Kristy Hutchinson for sharing today’s post. May all of us be granted the ability to find gratitude wherever we are today.* I wasn’t there when he died. He sat on the couch, they say, choking and sputtering. He asked my… Continue Reading “Day 12–Sensing”

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