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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 …

NEEAAReSt and Dearest: A Thanksgiving Prayer

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May you know life’s abundance, bounty, prosperity, and fullness. May you have clarity of purpose and vision toward your work. May you be healthy. May you create, often. May you laugh, often. May you forgive, often. May ritual follow your years. May you find value in success and failure. May you find beauty in sunshine and rain. May you see …

NEEAAReSt and Dearest: Why I Write Gratitude Lists

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Dear NEEAAReST and Dearest, I have written gratitude lists for many years. I don’t really remember when I started writing them. I think it goes back to 2005 or 2006 when I was working with a career coach and she encouraged me to keep a gratitude list for a month. Maybe it goes back to the women’s group I attended …