Dear Maggie

*During the month of November, I like to write letters--and feature guest writers who write letters--to thank people and to express gratitude. Since my entire blog centers on gratitude, this letter writing project during November is just another way to express my gratitude. The act of living in gratitude is something I practice as part... Continue Reading →

Magi

Today's post is by my friend Amber Hood, who is one of the most generous and compassionate people I know. I'm not sure if her students know how blessed they are to know her! Most of us know “The Gift of the Magi” by O Henry.  It’s about a young couple that doesn’t have very... Continue Reading →

Day 26: Dear writers

*Day 26 in the Dear Gratitude project is by yours truly again--only four more days of this project left!* Dear writers, You have shaped who I am, and you've shaped what I do. Thank you, Beverly Cleary, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Ann M. Martin, E.B. White, Francine Pascal, and the rest of you who wrote the... Continue Reading →

Eating an elephant

I'm not sure if I agree with Tom Petty's claim that waiting is the hardest part. Sometimes getting started is more difficult. Recently, my friend and recent guest contributor to this blog, Mary Agrusa, posted a writing prompt on her LinkedIn group, Christian Bloggers - Cross Currents, related to the word "initiate." I didn't have... Continue Reading →

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