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CARING

Caring For Others As A Gift To Ourselves

Many years ago my Father became quite ill. He was way too young and giving a person to leave us before his time. The ways in which he gave of himself are many. Father, Uncle, Teacher, Trainer of disabled and those who had barriers to employment. In hindsight, I realize it was his time. Caring for him during...

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APPRECIATION

A Change Of Perspective

On October fourth 2016, my best friend's dad passes away unexpectedly from a brain aneurysm, he was like a second dad to me. I never realized how big of an impact he had on my life until he wasn’t there anymore. Because of this, I now have a whole new perspective on the people around me that I see...

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BELIEVE

Always Believe That Everything Will Be Fine

About a year ago, my little sister was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. CF is a rare genetic disorder that attacks the lungs, liver, pancreas, growth, kidneys, and lungs. The life expectancy of someone with CF is 42-50 years of age and is incurable. My little sister has been fighting so her sickness does not try...

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MOTIVATION

Sister!! Dont Give Up

SISTER!! Don’t Give Up So recently I dislocated my knee, never thought I would be on the cafeteria floor screaming for my life. I had never felt so much pain in my life. They popped it back in to place and that hurt even worse. We went to the hospital and I got terrible news. I am a cheerleader, a...

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FAMILY

Family Is Important

Family has always been an important thing to me since I was little. I have always loved going to my grandma and grandpa’s house to see my other cousins on a holiday. I loved finding new games to play that our little minds would make-up. When you’re a kid you really don’t understand too much about life but you...

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SMILE

Keep A Smile On Your Face

I am a person who always has a smile on my face. I don't like to be sad or be dull at any given point of time. Whenever I come across any difficulties in my life I get depressed for a few minutes as I am a human being and I too have emotions. But again, I will tell one thing to myself life is short you can't...

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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

Believe In Your Self

When I was growing up, people used to tease me about the fact that I am not having some certain possessions like other people. Sometimes when I am having a task to do,some of my friends would tease me and just underestimate me and that gave me a crushed heart. So as I kept learning from life's experiences, one...

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PASSION

The Reason Basketball Is A Important Aspect Of My Life

For starters, It's something I love to do and makes me happy at the same time. Ever since I seen Allen Iverson cross Tyronn Lue, I was hooked. I watched Basketball for 20 years now and it's been awesome to say the least.  My Dream was and still is to be a NBA Player.  It's been my childhood dream and when I make...

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COMPASSION

The Support They Need

Every month on the second Monday of the month, my uncle's VFW post goes to the local VA hospital to help run bingo for the veterans. I got into going at 15, and have gone every month I could since. Even days when my uncle doesn't go, and have become known amongst the veterans by name. It is also here where I...

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APPRECIATION

Loving My Parents

Growing up, i was always very grumpy and did not co-operate with anyone. Little things like people looking at me could get me angry. When someone gets to close to me, i would push them away. My mom was no exception. I didn't understand at that time how much my mom had did for me. But growing up, i realized i have...

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GIVING BACK

Sharing Your Blessings

I live in the philippines where it will be a normal site to see homeless people on the streets... Some families here get through on a dollar per day if they get lucky.. So whenever I get extra from work, i make it a point to spend a few extra thousand pesos to get some groceries such as biscuits and breads and...

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APPRECIATION

Count Your Blessings

Mom and Dad raised 8 kids. Dad was a carpenter and farmer. We always had plenty of fun and love and just enough money to get by. We had the normal trials and tribulations you would expect with such a large family. Mom and Dad are gone now and we all miss them. I remember something my Dad would say when things got...

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COMPASSION

Teaching Empathy

I am a Family Crisis Therapist in a low income suburban elementary school. I work with children in grades K - 5 who have behavior problems. I often work with the 4th and 5th grade boys on anger management and impulse control. I have found it hard to try to get them to understand how their actions affect their...

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KINDNESS

Simple Kindnesses Can Change The World

In the fall of 1974, I was beginning to realize that I’d have to make a decision about attending college or not, and if so, what college. The challenge of how to get accepted, and even more daunting, how to pay for it, hadn’t yet reached consciousness yet. I had taken the SAT during my junior year and if I...

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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

Opening My Wings

At the very beginning i couldn't tell myself that i can do a particular thing , I thought even by trying i wont be able to do it but than after sometime i started trying new things like choosing new subjects , trying out different adventurous things and especially overcoming my fears. I was pretty much scared of...

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