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Opening Doors for Children & Families

March 2012

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Last night I was checking my online social networks and noticed some reposting of a video called 'Kony 2012.' I never watched it and I never thought much of it. This morning checking said social networks, said video had spread like wild-fire. Even one of the media outlets I follow had taken notice and posted the video. I was intrigued and had to watch what exactly had caused so many people to feel compelled to share.

I watched the video and thought it was powerful. Truth be told I shed a few tears because the injustices spoke of reminded me of stories and realities of some of the families...

HAPPY NATIONAL POSITIVE THINKING DAY!!! Ok, National Positive Thinking Day is really September 13th, but I would like to declare it TODAY. Do I really have the authority to do such a thing, sadly no, but I just wanted to get your attention. Think of this as a warm-up of sorts to the actual day. Now to kick off ABC Head Start's Positive Thinking Day please take 50 seconds and watch the video below...

Wouldn't it be great to start every day like Jessica??

If you didn't start your day like this, then go ahead and start your weekend like this! And might as well share this so everyone you know can...

I have a very dear friend named Chantal, who is one of the most intelligent, kind and caring people I know. I can feel her cringing right now because she knows now is when I begin to tell a funny or somewhat embarrassing story about her. But before I do that I just want to reiterate how intelligent Chantal is, she works as a medical professional, has a Master's degree = she's SMART.

Despite Chantal's intelligence, she has a major hard time with colloquialisms. Chantal would try to use them in her everyday language which would usually end up in a laughing fit from me as 99% of the time they...

A few years ago, my grandparents moved from their farm to a care facility because of my grandmother's health concerns. It was at that time my Mom and Aunts, while cleaning out the house,found the story of my grandparent's lives written by my grandmother. She had written it out 3 times so that each of her sons could have a copy in her hand writing. This was a tremendous, invaluable blessing as my grandmother is in the last stage of Alzheimer's and my grandfather passed away in December. To have a record of their lives from their point of view is priceless.

In part of my grandmother's writing...

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