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Change is Changing: A Conversation With David Sawyer

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David Sawyer is a strategy guy for a better world, specializing in networks, design, and systems thinking. He is active across all sectors and has played key roles in a variety of fields including education reform, national service, social entrepreneurship, empowerment of women and girls, venture philanthropy, and environmental preservation. KSC:   What are some things you are grateful for? DS:   …

Gratitude Newsletter: Gratitude In The Dark

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Whether through the arts, leadership development, or teaching, the contributors to this newsletter live lives waged against the enemy. They challenge themselves daily to live their lives creatively, to inspire compassion and love, and to be present to beauty, even when their own lights flicker. They are examples of what gratitude looks like today. Sometimes gratitude looks like a circus …


Writing Living Wide-Awakeness: Getting/Keeping A Gratitude Newsletter Going

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I started working on my first gratitude newsletter in July of 2016. The tone of the 2016 Presidential campaign inspired me to create something positive in the world. I needed to share hope, not fear. I needed to share tolerance, not hate. I needed to share peace, not war. I immediately started contacting people to contribute to the work. I …