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In Someone Else’s Shoes: A Gratitude Conversation With Leonard Pitts Jr.

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Leonard Pitts Jr. won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2004. He is the author of the novels, Grant Park, Freeman, and Before I Forget. His column runs every Sunday and Wednesday in the Miami Herald. Forward From This Moment, a collection of his columns, was released in 2009.         KSC: For what are you grateful? LP: I am grateful to God. …

The Geography of Gratitude: A Gratitude Newsletter

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Gratitude has a geography. There is a location to gratitude. There is a place for gratitude. The soil beneath the ground of grateful living makes grateful living possible. Grateful living becomes the air we breathe when we reach deep down, become present, and allow for generosity and kindness to guide our intentions and actions. The geography of gratitude is simple. …

NEEAAReSt and Dearest: Predictable

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Dear NEEAAReST and Dearest, At Thanksgiving a few weeks ago, I asked Emma (my 16 year old niece), “What is your favorite part of Thanksgiving?” She replied, “It’s predictable. Not in a bad way.” She went on to talk about all the things that are a part of every Thanksgiving. I think I understand what she meant. There is something …

Thank You Maxine Greene

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Dear Dr. Steedly, Belatedly, I thank you for your generous letter, and, more than that, for the opportunity to read your beautiful, scholarly dissertation. It is not only the overlap of our commitments. It is the authenticity of your “class notes”; and it is the delicacy and skill with which you present the nuances of classroom life and the actuality …