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Every Little Nail

“You give but little when you give of your possessions.  It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” — Kahlil Gibran Every little nail is needed to make a house stand. Every little tree is needed to … Continue reading

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Thanks For Being You

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” — John Fitzgerald Kennedy As the light peeked out upon the final day of school before Thanksgiving, … Continue reading

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Warming The Benches

“Hitch your wagon to a star.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson This week, I warmed the benches. Every good manager knows that it takes an entire roster to make a team and even the last player called off the bench plays a … Continue reading

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Where Does A Teacher’s Influence Stop?

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”  — Henry Brooks Adams Where does a teacher’s influence stop? The classroom door?  The school’s front door? The end of the school year? Graduation? I don’t know where … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 310 – The Pressure Of Procrastination

 “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” — Anne Frank Giving is easiest with a clear mind. When our mind is clear, we don’t have mental clutter. However, our mind … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 257 – Teaching Our Kids About Abuse Through Volunteering

Thanks to another challenge on sparked.com, not only was I able to provide them some feedback, but I was able to include my children as well.   Like most parents, I am uncomfortable talking about the birds and the bees. I’m … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 223 – Sometimes The Stories Are Sad

Volunteered for the last time with the pre-kindergartners this summer. There were many stories, one of them sad.   Today was my last day volunteering with the pre-k kids through Leap Start. It was a day of stories for both the … Continue reading

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