I was just thinking how nice it is to receive a simple hello, a warm and genuine “Hey there!” And yes I’ll say hey since it’s the go to greeting in Georgia, my home state. Here you’ll receive a lot of “Hey ya’lls” and Watchya been up to?” I’ve lived in a lot of different … More Simple Hellos!: 52 Weeks of Thankfulness
During my career, mentoring and helping others reach their goals was a part of my responsibility. Upon my retirement, I began interacting with many people who felt their ambitions were not tangible–goals such as earning a college degree and landing a dream job. Additionally, I was surprised at the notion of failure that prevented these individuals from even trying and so this series is dedicated to travelers who lack a travel guide. … More Crave the Day: Where are you Traveling?
Beaches are a wonderful place to visit, and I don’t think I’ve ever been to a beach that I wouldn’t visit again. After all, who can dislike any beach? What we may dislike is the “crowdedness” or possibly the lack of sea shells. If this is so, Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, also known as Rocky Point, Mexico, might just be calling you. … More Puerto Peñasco, Mexico: A Traveler’s Insights
“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
Martin Luther King, Jr. … More 52 Weeks of Thankfulness: Week 19, Remembering and Honoring
In the end, learning happens because you, me, we commit to the influence of change. We commit to the process that in one or two years we conquer a goal or two, or three–the key is we have a vision of goal(s). While the journey is the adventure, we must still make an appointment to be somewhere and dedicate ourselves to these goal(s). We cannot expect change to simply envelope us; we must diligently move forward and believe the journey is the lesson. … More 52 Weeks of Thankfulness: Week 18, Students We Nailed it!
What cute things have your children uttered? I hope you take a moment to share and reflect on the gift of motherhood with me. For everyone, have a wonderful Mother’s Day! If you are currently a deployed mama, get home soon to your kiddos, and wishing you a bundle of hugs upon your arrival. If you have recently returned….welcome home! … More 52 Weeks of Thankfulness: Week 17, Motherhood and “Out of the Mouths of Babes”
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Globally, over 800,000 people die each year of suicide, and there are MANY more who attempt suicide [World Health Organization (WHO), 2012]. Teen suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death among teens/young adults ages 15-29 years old (WHO, 2012). Additional Teen Suicide Statistics for the U.S. There is an…
Life poses many threats for our kids. As parents, we do our best to make sure they’re safe; yet, it’s pretty challenging to run a checklist of every danger. As a community, we can certainly help to influence the awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning.
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Do have fun with your friends and don’t shy away from spending time together. I certainly have had many laughs and some days of sadness with these two ladies, but what I love about my friends M and D is their perseverance–why they are both leaders and moms too! … More 52 Weeks of Thankfulness: Week 16, Friendship and Sunglasses
And to be perfectly honest…I would not be the same without her! So, of course, I am taking a minute to say thank you: big, thank you mother Earth! Are you interested in planting positivity? Then join us at Haddon’s Musings, “52 Weeks of Thankfulness” as many of us are making our way around the world spreading seeds … More 52 Weeks of Thankfulness: Week 15, Earth Day