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A Cup of Kindness

A Cup of Kindness

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Random Acts of Kindness

It seems like social media gets a bad rap for increasingly becoming a platform for bullying, gossiping, spreading negativity, etc., and some days, I would tend to agree.  Today definitely is not one of those days, though, thanks to a post by one of my friends.  I think the world of Julie, as she is intelligent, beautiful, hardworking,…

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Scarred

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Quote about Scars

Scars

Every day when I am taking a shower and getting dressed, I cannot help but notice the visible scars that dot my body.  I earned my first scars, thanks to the chicken pox virus that my two older sisters exposed me to when I only 6 months old.  I only had six spots, yet three left their mark on my wrist, face, and thigh to remind me of this event that I was too young to ever remember. …

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Quote About Trust

Trust

At the day shelter for homeless men where I am privileged to work, there are countless moments of immense joy and heartbreaking sorrow experienced by the nearly 200 men who walk through our doors each day.  Some of these men come and go without me making a connection with them.  Some men and I have an instant connection and get to know each other rather well, while other connections are…

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Bald is Beautiful

Irregardless of how positive a certain phrase or sentence sounds, one must pay attention to not only what is being said, but who is saying it, as well. 

Bald is Beautiful

Irregardless of how positive a certain phrase or sentence sounds, one must pay attention to not only what is being said, but who is saying it, as well. 

Two Years…

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Two years ago today, with great trepidation and excitement, I published my first blog.  As I think back on that fateful moment and all that has transpired over these past two years, I cannot wrap my brain around everything that I have seen, heard, felt, and done.  Some of these experiences have made their way into this blog, while other stories have gone untold.  It still humbles and surprises…

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Hitting the Right Note

Hitting the Right Note

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Music has been a powerful thought-provoking, emotion evoking force in my life as far back as I can remember. There are certain songs that transport me back to periods of my life and all of the feelings that were, and still are, associated with it. Sometimes, music is associated with an event, such my high school prom. Sometimes, it is tied to a person or a group of people, like my college…

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Private-Keep Out

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In the wake of the latest internet threat in the form of Heartbleed bug the good people at SingleHop, an IT hosting company and services provider asked several bloggers to participate in a philanthropic endeavor to educate people on the importance of online safety and privacy concerns. Blogging and navigating social media keep me active on the internet, and hackers and security breaches lurking…

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Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

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One of my favorite aspects of blogging is getting to interact with a diverse community of WordPress bloggers. Through our blogs, some of us have gotten to know one another, and there are a number of bloggers who inspire and motivate me. One such blogger is Christina, who is the author of Life Being Girly, and she was so very kind and gracious to nominate me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.…

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Waking from a Nightmare

Waking from a Nightmare

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My usual peaceful start to a quiet Sunday was shattered upon waking from a vivid nightmare that seemed all too real, in part because some of it wasn’t solely from my imagination.  No, some of the nightmare contained the harsh rehashing of actual events that I have experienced during my waking hours.  As I emerged from the nightmare, intense feelings of grief and fear washed over me, and it felt…

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