Warm & Fuzzy–Week Nine

Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth.

–Menachem Begin

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Love’s Season

Leaving the taco stand at 12:15 in the morning, my part-time job made me question my sanity since I had to tackle my daytime job at 7:00 in the morning. Walking home always cleared my head and put the craziness of my shift to rest before I climbed into a hot shower that silenced my thoughts and helped me settle into a night of slumber.

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A Family Resemblance–Week Four

“As they shook hands, Conrad noticed Louis’ blue eyes and a powerful feeling struck him in the chest. He’d never seen those liquid blue eyes before…except behind his father’s spectacles…and in the mirror.

Conrad, The Last Lord of Paradise––Generation Five”
― Vivian LeMay


Do you have family photos? Which ancestor do you or your children resemble the most?

Week four – Find family members who maintain an uncanny resemblance!

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In Search of Justice: Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have decided to stick with love.  Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Throughout the years, the American Civil Rights Movement has continued to make strides in the equal treatment of all American citizens.  Many people have joined in this struggle, so that all in this country may participate in the freedoms this country offers.  One great leader in this campaign gave voice to a struggling minority that longed to share in the liberties of this American Dream.  Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist minister and a social activist who played an essential role in this crusade.  He peacefully fought for equality and human rights, and his motivational speeches and his activism moved our nation.  His leadership inspired our world, and his actions guided our government to end the legal segregation of African-American citizens. Continue reading “In Search of Justice: Martin Luther King, Jr.”

Achievements — Week 1

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.

–Wayne Dyer

As you begin your new year, write about a favorite achievement that inspired you or made a significant difference in your life. Continue reading “Achievements — Week 1”