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    Great gifts can cost very little.

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   It’s the mind at work, not the pocketbook.

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Here’s one act of appreciation,

(if you use the DOOR).

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   The following is taken from, with small adapting, from The Dash by Linda Ellis and Mac Anderson¹. They share an experience told one of the authors by motivational speaker Barbara Glanz. A group of people was asked to shut their eyes write down the name of a person who had “rekindled their inner light.” Weeks afterwards, a man thanked her and shared his experience.

   He said he’d thought of his 8th grade teacher because back then she was everyone’s favorite teacher and had made a difference in all of their lives. He decided to track her down and remind her of what had happened. It took nearly two months of searching, but he finally located her and wrote her a letter. The following week he received this letter:

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Dear John,

   You will never know how much your letter meant to me. I am eighty-three years old, and am living all alone in one room. My friends are all gone. My family’s gone.

   I taught for fifty years, and yours is the first “thank you” letter I have ever gotten from a student. Sometimes I wonder what I did with my life. I will read and reread your letter until the day I die.

          (name of writer not included)

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   ¹ Linda Ellis and Mac Anderson, The Dash (Thomas Nelson, 2012)