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 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 10: Dear Caroline

*Day 10's post comes from my college friend Kelly Williams Barnett, who has become a great mom of a beautiful little girl.* Dear Caroline, Thank you for making most days crazy socks day. Thank you for helping me avoid stepping on hot lava. Thank you for placing the bookmark in my book before closing it... Continue Reading →

Day 9: Dear Pate

*Thanks to Mary Agrusa, a fellow blogger, for writing the entry for Day 9 of the Dear Gratitude project!* I'm honored to contribute to Bethany's blog this month. I dedicate this post to my sister. Dear Pate, As one of the two remaining members of our immediate family, I'm happy to spend these final chapters... Continue Reading →

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 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 5: Dear Doctor

*Thanks to my friend Henry Petty for serving as Day 5's writer during my Dear Gratitude project!* Some will write letters about being thankful for parents, loved ones, moms, dads, clergy, what have you.  My letter of thanks is not to those types of people; this is a letter of thanks to the healthcare providers... Continue Reading →

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 2: Dear darling boys

*Thanks to my generous and zany friend Amber Hood for serving as today's contributor to my November "Dear Gratitude" letter writing project. Each day in November, a different writer will share a letter to someone or something she is thankful for.* Darling boys in my class— I have first hand knowledge of what it’s like... Continue Reading →

Day 1: Dear Ajay and Ari

*Today is the first post in the "Dear Gratitude" project for November 2013. Each day in November, a different writer will share a letter to someone or something he is thankful for. Today's contributor is my friend and spiritual hero, Betty Gail Jones, AKA Nanna. Thank you for sharing, Betty Gail!* Dear Ajay and Ari,... Continue Reading →

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