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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 written by my student Jessica Whitmire, who is always smiling. Students like… Continue reading Why gratitude?

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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.  The mid section… now this is more serious.  What to do,… Continue reading A Christmas tree story

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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 letter of gratitude. I dwell in gratitude. Even in times when… Continue reading Day 11: Dear Peacemakers

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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 mother and my aunt to go to the store to get… Continue reading Day 12–Sensing