I have to leave again: a family perspective on military sacrifice

Family "I have to leave again": a military spouse's perspective on redeployment, sacrifice and showing gratitude

In 2006, my husband Christopher surprised me by saying he’d like to join the Army Reserve. His father and grandfather...

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Thank You 100+ teacher appreciation gift ideas to say “thanks for all you do!”

In 6th grade, my homeroom teacher made us illustrated, laminated bookmarks—each one a custom collage of our interests...

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Kids DIY teacher appreciation gift: personalized zine

For Teacher Appreciation Day, you want a gift that says “thank you” for all their hard work, patience and general awe...

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Thank You 100+ Inspiring Gratitude Quotes to Keep or Share

Being thankful is something we naturally think of around Thanksgiving—but anytime is a good time for some inspiring g...

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Thank You What to write in a thank-you card

Express your gratitude with these thank you messages and ideas from Hallmark card writers.

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Card Ideas What to write in a teacher appreciation card

Teachers have one of the most demanding jobs on the planet—educating and caring for entire rooms full of children who...

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Mother's Day How to Write an Appreciation Letter for Mom

No one has loved you (or put up with you) like Mom has. Or let’s say it wasn’t “Mom”—maybe it’s been a stepmom, grand...

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Thank You Gratitude Messages: What to Write in an Appreciation Card

Most of us have written thank-you notes expressing gratitude for a gift, a meal, or a favor. These are the special-oc...

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Kids Teaching Kids about Gratitude

I think most parents are like me—we don’t want our kids to grow up with a sense of entitlement. We want to teach o...

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Wedding What to write in a bridal shower thank-you note

A bridal shower is such a happy and exciting occasion. Nothing beats the feeling of having friends and family gather ...

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Thank You Family Gratitude Crafts: Four Easy Projects and 70+ Ways to Express Thanks

Many of us are already great at being grateful, but certain times and seasons bring out the need to count our bles...

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Thank You Gratitude Conversation Starters for Your Family

As we get closer to the season of giving thanks, expressing gratitude seems like a natural thing to do. After all,...