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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. …

Writing Living Wide-Awakeness: What I Have Learned About Gratitude This Year

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I started working on my gratitude newsletter in July of 2016. The tone of the 2016 United States Presidential campaign left me no choice but to create something positive in the world. My heart was too heavy to carry all my sadness alone. Working on a political campaign was not enough. I needed to share hope, not fear. I needed …

My Favorite Books About Writing, So Far

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“I heard a preacher say recently that hope is a revolutionary patience; let me add that so is being a writer. Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.” ― Anne Lamott, Bird …