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Expanding Your Happiness - Day 16

Day 16 – Radiating Grace

Today’s quote is from William Shakespeare. “The quality of mercy is not strain’d… it is twice blest; It blesseth him that gives and him that takes… 476 more words


She Plays for Them

‘Conor’ wrote:

“This is one of the most powerful images I’ve seen, amazing photography.”

Sweet music amidst the chaos of day-to-day life.


One Classroom, Three Steps, One Mission.

It’s been a while…I know. But has anyone ever told you how mud work it takes to be a teacher? I don’t want to lecture you about what “I’ve” done over the past two months–but if I could go back in time and only begin to appreciate how much work my teachers put into me before they even knew who I was, I certainly would. 623 more words


Just another day

Every day as the sun rises from the East, and we open our eyes, a new page in history has turned, we have been given another chance at life. 460 more words


The Ice Bucket Challenge is Over. Now What?

Whether you dumped a bucket of ice water on yourself, watched as your friends did the same or wrote a check to support medical research, it was nearly impossible for anyone with an Internet connection to miss the Ice Bucket Challenge this summer. 972 more words


Something Special For Me by Vera B. Williams

Vera. B Williams’, Something Special for Me, follows Rosa, once again as she narrates a series of situations in her life. Even as a child, I grinned when stories contained nods to a protagonist’s earlier titles and several details including the reappearance of the chair and coin jar from… 230 more words

Single Parent

Ermigal’s Rx for Melancholy: Pay It Forward

Sometimes, events in our world are so horrific and unsettling that life gets us down; that’s when ol’ Ermigal goes on hiatus and sips herbal tea (okay, a little wine, too) and does some navel-gazing. 382 more words