The easiest thing in the world is to feel like you can’t relate to other people. It’s easy to think that you alone are unique and have a completely original perspective. You might be. But everyone does. And there is much more that binds us with our neighbors than that which divides us. People often forget that, and it leads to a lot of conflict. It seems that our default state isn’t to think in those terms, and so we must make the effort and treat others how we wish to be treated when we get the chance to. Empathizing more readily with … [Read more...] about How To Empathize More Readily With Others
Charity, PSA, Human Rights
One of the most important lessons you can teach your children is the importance of giving back to the community you live in and supporting charities that your family regularly contributes to. We also will include Public Service Announcements as well as human rights articles here.
October 1, 2019, marks the official kick-off of the Toys for Tots 2019 holiday campaign and will run through Christmas. The U.S. Marines and volunteers will be conducting 812 local toy collection and distribution campaigns in all 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and U.S. Virgin Islands. View this post on Instagram "Toys for Tots began in 1947 as the brain child of Marine Corps Reserve Major Bill Hendricks, Actually it was his wife, Diane, who was the real inspiration. She had crafted a few … [Read more...] about Support the 2019 Toys for Tots Campaign
How to Donate Something Greater Than Money You don’t need to have money in your wallet to give back to the world. There are many things that we can all donate in order to make a difference to people’s lives. If you’ve been eager to do something charitable but aren’t in a financial position to donate lots of money, these donations could be just as precious if not more valuable. Food Some people are financially struggling to the point that they cannot even buy food. It’s for this reason that food banks exist. Many of us have untouched tins … [Read more...] about Could You Donate Something Greater Than Money?
This post was sponsored by Bayer U.S., and I was compensated for this article. Bayer is not responsible for any other content or advertisements on my site. All opinions are my own. I grew up on Sunnybrook Farm in Pennsylvania as a young girl. We had field upon field of hay for the cows and corn. We raised cows, pigs, chickens, and turkeys. My nana had a garden (which we called the truck patch) that had everything – potatoes, corn, string beans, beets, lettuce, cabbage, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, scallions, cantaloupes, watermelons, and … [Read more...] about Luke Bryan and Bayer Team Up for Here’s To The Farmer
We are a one-income family, and yes, our financial situation is stretched to the limit at times, but we are usually able to survive from paycheck to paycheck and have what we need. It was not always so. Let me tell you a little story. About 15 years ago, I found out that I was pregnant with my youngest son. At the time, I had a good paying job as a legal assistant working with a well-respected law firm. I managed to work through most of my pregnancy until my last trimester when complications towards the end of my pregnancy caused me to be put … [Read more...] about Fight Hunger. Spark Change.
When you volunteer your time and energy, your support and enthusiasm can often have a ripple effect, in that it inspires others to want to participate in the changes you are making. Volunteers bring passion to any cause and they are often the people who can strengthen relationships between policies and communities and create improvement. Becoming an International Volunteer If you like helping people and you want to gain some traveling experience, becoming an international volunteer could be just the thing for you. As an international … [Read more...] about Volunteering: A Gift That Never Stops Giving
Looking back at your year is a great thing to do, especially as we are soon welcoming another. Time flies! No matter how quickly the weeks and years fly past us though, there is always a time for reflection, and a time to be grateful for little moments of gratitude from family and friends, sometimes a perfect stranger. One of the best ways to show your gratitude is by giving back to others. So many opportunities are available to give a helping hand, even when we don't realize it. The smallest of gestures can have a huge impact on another … [Read more...] about Random Acts of Kindness This Holiday Season
As a young child, I absolutely loved camping with my family. There is absolutely nothing in this world more enjoyable than sitting around a campfire with those you love and just enjoying the sounds of nature around you and the crackling of the fire as you roast marshmallows a golden brown. My dad taught my brother and I at a young age to never leave a campfire unattended, and to always make sure that the fire was completely out before leaving it. To make sure that there were no hot ashes and dying embers left behind. A campfire can be one … [Read more...] about Rise from the Ashes with Smokey The Bear and Help Prevent Forest Fires