Rachel Dow

Gratitude Day 21

What is a trial or challenge that has strengthened you?

I'm going to school to learn and teach Spanish. While I began to love Spanish in high school, I never really pictured myself doing anything with it in the future, so I quit taking the classes for it. I quit learning the language. I stopped trying to figure out Spanish conversations . . .

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November 23, 2016

Gratitude Day 20

I am a people-person. I love spending time with others, and go a little crazy when I'm not around other people for a while. I love learning about people and cultivating relationships. Even though I like spending time alone, I am recharged largely through connection with other people. There's nothing like a hug from a friend you haven't seen . . .

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November 23, 2016

Gratitude Day 19

What do you like about where you live?

I go to college in Chattanooga, which is where I currently live.

 We have just about everything: a stunning walking bridge, tons of cute shops, great places to eat, and fun little markets every now and again. There are stunning places to ride bikes, walk, and even hike. I love my . . .

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November 21, 2016

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


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