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A Magical, Mysterious, Paradox: Appreciating The In-Betweeners Day 7 (Final Day)

“It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” – Winston Churchill I got nothing, yet I have everything. Monday – a nurse. Tuesday – a teacher. Wednesday – a neighbor. Thursday – a band director. Friday – an aunt. Saturday … Continue reading

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Surprises Matter: Appreciating The In-Betweeners Day 6

“In an age like ours, which is not given to letter-writing, we forget what an important part it used to play in people’s lives.” – Anatole Broyard Several years ago I received a letter. It was a thank you card … Continue reading

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The Letter Is Warm: Appreciating The In-Betweeners Day 5

“To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.”  – Phyllis Theroux One week ago, I received an icy letter. It was cold, devoid of emotion. In hard black font on a … Continue reading

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The Gifts We Don’t Give: Appreciating The In-Betweeners Day 3

“You only lose what you cling to.” – Buddha Our values are reflected in what we give. Some of us give things. Some give money. Some give talent and time. The causes to which we contribute speak to the heart … Continue reading

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The Extra Mile: Appreciating The In-Betweeners Day 2

This poem is dedicated to anyone – teacher or mentor, parent or grandparent, friend or stranger – who has gone the extra mile for someone else. Alone, without cheers or compensation. Just to help. The Extra Mile I will walk … Continue reading

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A New Project: Appreciating The In-Betweener

“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.” – G.B. Stern There are times when we know to show our appreciation to others – Christmas, Various Appreciation Weeks, Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving, birthdays, etc. And there are people we know to show appreciation … Continue reading

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That Little Extra

“The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.” – Pierre Corneille On the way home from work last night I noticed that a headlight was out. Knowing that commuting in the Oregon winter is done in the dark, … Continue reading

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It Would All Mean Nothing

When I look at that which I’ve always wanted, but could never have; I realize that it would all mean nothing, without that which I already have. – Eric Winger On this day of Thanksgiving, Thank you to my wife … Continue reading

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Thanks For Being You

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy As the light peeked out upon the final day of school before Thanksgiving, … Continue reading

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The Gratitude Attitude

“I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.” – William Shakespeare Giving thanks isn’t just something nice to do. Recognition isn’t scarce. Thank you isn’t meaningless. Gratefulness isn’t trite. Appreciation isn’t an annual event. Thanksgiving isn’t just the name … Continue reading

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