Archive | December, 2015

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The Light That Builds

This is the third in a series of year-end reflections on kindness and gratitude. Yesterday, December 21st, was the Winter Solstice, the darkest day of the year. Today, December 22nd, brings us more light than yesterday. Each of the coming days, until the Summer Solstice in June, the light will build, slowly, nearly unseen. This […]

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The Power of Gratitude

During the remaining days of December, the darkest days of the year, I’ll post reflections on lessons of kindness I have learned from others. Here’s the second in the series. I teach at a pretty remarkable school. They have created a culture here of gratitude and civility. I am awed by it every day. People […]

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Humbled by a Generous Student

During the remaining days of December, the darkest days of the year, I’ll be posting reflections on lessons of kindness I have learned from others. Here’s the first in the series.   The school where I teach holds a food drive each November. Like many schools, we hope a simple event like a food drive […]

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