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If It’s Really Going To Work

“The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.” — Charles Kuralt, On the Road With Charles Kuralt Generosity Day has passed. I hope you made the time to do something … 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 Weight Of Criticism: Appreciating The In-Betweeners Day 4

“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.” — Dale Carnegie The sarcasm you smear, the faults you find, the criticism you create, weigh most heavily on the young. … 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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