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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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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 209 – Patience

Volunteered over lunch to help pre-kindergarten kids get a leap start on their reading and writing. In the process, I met a boy who was changed. Today was some lunch-hour volunteering with the same kids I worked with last week. My … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 202 – Seeing The Joey

Volunteered helping pre-kindergarten kids learn to read and write.  Today was my first summer lunch hour volunteering with some children who will be entering kindergarten. Every one of the kids had different reading and writing skills. Some could write their … Continue reading

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