Rachel Dow

Gratitude Day 18

What kindness did someone give today?

Kindness comes in many forms, big and small. From opening a door to simply asking how you're doing,kindness has the opportunity to reshape your entire day. Kindness can be given through comforting words or a hug, that touch your very soul.

I was given the kindness of rest! And several people . . .

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November 21, 2016

Gratitude Day 17

What is a favorite family tradition?

My favorite time of the year is right around Christmas. Decorations are up, presents are being bought or made,hot chocolate is being drank, and holiday cheer is easy to find.

When I was little, my family and I would get into pjs, grab a  tin of popcorn (you know the ones I'm talking about, . . .

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November 19, 2016

Gratitude Day 16

What was the best thing that happened today?

Wednesdys are often long days. I go from class, to work, and then we have Wednesday night programming at church that I help lead. I wouldn't change it for the world.

Wednesdays are one of the best parts of my week. It's been such a privelage to be surrounded by kids that are growing . . .

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November 17, 2016

Gratitude Day 15

What do you love about your parents?

My parents are special, incredible people. They've loved me through it all: elementary school, talent shows, the rough middle school years, high school, high school theatre, and now, through college. They've loved me without question. Without hesitation. Without a doubt. They have been there for every . . .

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November 15, 2016

Gratitude Day 14

What is something you love in nature?

Nature is stunning. There's nothing better than a gentle breeze blowing through your hair, surrounded by sunlight. There's nothing better than feeling the cool air rush against your face during the winter.

really love willow trees. They always seem so peaceful to me, and the perfect place . . .

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November 14, 2016

Gratitude Day 13

What gift did you love receiving this year?

I love giving gifts. I love seeing the joy in someone's face while they open a present I carefully picked for them. It's such an awesome feeling watching their eyes light up while they open a present.

I also love receiving gifts, whatever they are. A gift can be anything. Art from my kids . . .

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November 14, 2016

Gratitude Day 12

What is something you are good at?

My whole life, I have been one of those "emotional people." I have always loved to listen to other people. I'd much rather listen to someone else talk and let them share their feelings; I like knowing I can be a safe place for people.

So I'd say I'm good at listening. 

I also really like to . . .

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November 12, 2016