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Mona Bethke

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DAILY GRATITUDE 11/18/13

Today was a day chock full of things to be grateful for. Despite having a rocky start to my day after therapy, I pulled myself out of the abyss I often like to dwell in and realized I am just […]

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DAILY GRATITUDE 11/17/13

Today I was grateful for a clearer understanding of the changes I am going through and the progress I am making. It is always difficult to look inside the self and make admissions about behaviors and choices. The part where […]

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DAILY GRATITUDE 11/13/13

Today I am grateful to impact the lives of my 9-12 years olds in my poetry writing class. They have such a deep sense of being when they write poetry. One of the young men in my class, an 11 […]

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DAILY GRATITUDE 11/12/13

Today I am grateful that I am a teacher. It’s not so much what I teach my students as what I learn from them. These young minds are the future of our country and the world. Everyone should take the […]

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DAILY GRATITUDE 11/11/13

Today I am grateful for having someone I can talk to on a weekly basis that enables me to see deeper into myself. It is truly liberating to own one’s crap and realize how unneccesary it really is. When shedding […]

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DAILY GRATITUDE 11/10/13

Today I am grateful for the wonderful gathering of friends that attended one of my best friend’s birthday party. I am so very happy they came to celebrate her life and another incredible year of life. It is moments like […]

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DAILY GRATITUDE 11/9/13

Today I am grateful for everything that is my reality. I am also grateful that I have opened doors long closed, discovered new doors to open, and am constantly seeking ways to enrich my life!

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DAILY GRATITUDE 11/8/13

I am grateful for the knowledge and tutelage of an amazing Yoga and Tai Chi Instructor that taught me an ancient art of breathing. The most difficult thing I face is the ability to still my mind and truly rest. […]

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DAILY GRATITUDE 11/7/13

I realize how far I’ve come when even in the midst of great disappointment, I can still be grateful. Knowing I will persevere and forge ahead despite the roadblocks put in my way is an embracing of gratitude that is […]

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DAILY GRATITUDE 11/6/13

I am grateful for the opportunity to return to school. I applied for the MFA Program in Creative Writing – Poetry track at the University of Tampa and have been accepted. I believed in me, I believed in my dream, […]

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