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Day 25: Dear Need

Day 25 in the Dear Gratitude project is submitted by yours truly :). Dear Need, I first remember meeting you, Need, when my father fell from his heroic platform in my mind. Grappling with drug addiction, he stood in our living room in Augusta, Kansas, in 1984, and admitted that he had fallen for Caroline.… Continue reading Day 25: Dear Need

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You can go your own way

My boyfriend in college once told me that I reminded him of the female character in a Celtic song who was forever "chasing cannonballs." He was right. I have been notorious for stubbornly making my own decisions. I often refer to this tendency as my "God versus Bethany" struggle. For years, mostly due to some… Continue reading You can go your own way

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Things never change

Gratitude rarely actually changes things. Not in my life, anyway. Things stay the same. Circumstances come and go, as all circumstances do. My family members who irk me continue to irk me. The one who never says "I love you" may never say "I love you." My sisters will probably never agree with my lifestyle… Continue reading Things never change

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The rainbow jar

*Thanks to our anonymous contributor for sharing this great idea on how to improve our attitudes with more gratitude.* Take a clear jar or plastic container, and every time you see evidence of God working in your life (which He promises to do for those of us who believe in Him), place a brightly colored… Continue reading The rainbow jar

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Perfectly enough

   *Thanks to my friend Marti for sharing her thoughts on Mother's Day this year!* This Mother's Day will be new for me; you see, my mother died in January of this year.  Last year for Mother's Day I planned a special day – something she really enjoyed. This is a product of the program… Continue reading Perfectly enough

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Gratitude–the little things DO count!

*Today's post was written by someone I love dearly who prefers to remain anonymous. She is the person who helped me kick the habit of an ungrateful attitude and instilled in me the importance of choosing gratitude daily.* By focusing on and compiling a list of the things that you are grateful for in your… Continue reading Gratitude–the little things DO count!

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Day 28–The best he could

I'm very thankful to the guest writers who participated in the "28 days of love" project this month. It's been inspiring to read about the various ways love and gratitude coincide in so many very different people's lives. I had guest writers lined up every day, but a few people weren't able to write their… Continue reading Day 28–The best he could