Category Archives: Thanksgiving

Gratitude’s Étude

November means gratitude Gratefulness for friends and food, for family interludes with colorful Autumn-hued leaves and flowers – all valued. Nature brings beauty, exudes. You’d might conclude, we are cued: Thanksgiving of plentitude.

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Nana’s Pies

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and I recall my mother’s flaky pie crusts and tasty pies. Blueberry, apple and pumpkin to name a few.  She learned from her mother, my Nana Mooney.  Admittedly, I love cooking and won the … Continue reading

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Expressing Gratitude

Tasked with writing a letter expressing gratitude to someone who changed their lives but whom they never thanked, my students had a project one Thanksgiving to write a letter of gratitude and to surprise the person they are thanking by … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Family

What is a family? We could attempt to define this within the contours of logic, but it would only be a concept in the mind. And concepts typically don’t compel us to travel vast distances to be with our families … Continue reading

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A Letter of Gratitude to a Stranger

Tasked with writing a letter expressing gratitude to someone who changed their lives but whom they never thanked, my students have a project this Thanksgiving to write the letter of gratitude and to surprise the person they are thanking by … Continue reading

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