I recently had a dear friend pass away suddenly--too soon, too young. It really made me think, "What would I do with my day if I only had that one day left." I certainly would not spend it stressing about my work and allowing my stress to affect my interactions with my family. I would focus on...
People across the nation observe National Handshake Day on the last Thursday of June. But do we know where the handshake originated? It's actually quite interesting. Here is a little history on the origin of the handshake. The handshake is probably the oldest form of greeting. The history of the...
Being a true friend is something we all want to be, but what are some down to earth ways we can pratice being a true friend to the people we care about?  1. Go the extra mile when they need help.  There are times when expressing your concern is not enough. We all know what it's like...
I came across this quote when scrolling through my Instagram feed and really paid attention. Why? Because this is the third time this week that I've seen someone specifically talking about gratitude and how important it is. I started reflecting on whether or not I have been practicing gratitude in...
I came across this quote yesterday and it made me stop to think--am I honest, kind, truly generous, even when it doesn’t benefit me or I may not feel someone deserves it? Sometimes we feel “good” when we are able to judge the character of others and tell ourselves that we would never do what...
Long gone are the days when gas was 50 cents a gallon. Also long gone are the days when people could choose to not own a car because life moved slower and public transportation and/or walking worked just fine for almost everybody. These days, it’s a necessity for most people to own a car and with...
Being a teacher is all about giving; giving your knowledge to your students, giving kindness and care to the children who are still so inoccent and in need of loving mentors and giving your time to mold and build a very important part of our future--the up and coming generation.  Our...
We all get so busy in our day to day lives that we forget sometimes that one of the greatest joys in life is doing something unselfish to bring a ray of sunshine to someone else. Random Acts of Kindness--we hear that a lot, but when was the last time you made an effort to reach out to someone and...
1. Maintenance and repairs are costing you more than the car is worth! Your car's milleage is creeping up and then you have to replace the alternator, then a new transmission and not even a couple months go by when your mechanic has diagnosed another problem and you're looking at another large...
After receiving the "Smog Failing Diagnosis," you may be tempted to shed a tear thinking that old Betsy's time of usefulness has come to an end. Not so! The donation of old Betsy to our charity will make a world of difference to someone in need and old Betsy's legacy will live on! The donation...

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