Jury Duty – Honor or Inconvenience?

Jury Box Photo

“I am so excited! Look what I just received in the mail – A JURY SUMMONS!!!!!” These are words that are never spoken, by anyone, well at least, not anyone that I know. Are you kidding me? or Seriously? are some of the responses that I’ve uttered out loud, as I’ve…

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Go To School Because You Can

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Today I told my female students that it was their last day of school. They are no longer allowed to get an education. It was a new government rule. Initially, I had their male classmates tell them the news. With a straight face, I told a group of mostly 10-year-old girls to…

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Have You Smiled Today?

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Have you smiled today? I hope so! Smiling is a choice. Smiling is choosing the positive perspective. Smiling is recognizing life’s simple pleasures. Smiling brings a heart joy. Smiling is the first step towards laughter. A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. ~Phyllis Diller The overall benefits of…

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Day of Quotes #1

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I have a confession…I am a hoarder! I have a collection of quotes, poems, and inspirational stories everywhere I look. They are displayed throughout my home, on my classroom walls, in my home office files, and the focus of my social media sites. Something has to be done, without feeling…

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Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall

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Healthy. That’s the word that I use nowadays. I want to eat healthier. I want to feel healthier. I want to be healthy. So, what exactly does that mean? I limit certain foods, but I don’t deny myself. I eat more fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins, while consuming less sugar…

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God Bless America

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I was sitting at my desk a few days ago, working on my computer. The music was on, primarily as background noise; that is, until the song “Where Is The Love” came on. My ears suddenly opened up and I stopped what I was doing to listen to the words.…

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