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"Photogratude" for today: The Magenta Box

At my first staff meeting today at my new job as Rector of The Falls Church Episcopal , they point out "The Magenta Box," which comes to every staff meeting:   What's in The Magenta Box? Correspondence cards. And sometime during the meeting, as they discuss the goings-on of the parish, if it occurs to them that someone somewhere deserves a word of appreciation, or encouragement, or thanks, the Magenta Box is opened. And on one of those correspondence cards, they write a simple "thank you" or "thinking of you." And everyone on staff signs it. Right then and there. And off in the mail it goes... make someone's day a day or two later, no doubt. What a smack-on-the-forehead, "sure-wish-I'd'athoughofthatyearsago," but wonderful concept. Sure pushes us from vague "feelings of gratitude" to concrete " actions of thanksgiving ."   And -- I hope you agree -- worth sharing as a "photog