Moments Matter #2 – Gratitude

© Diane Galvez-Parker

What does it mean to be thankful? When are you most thankful? Who are you most thankful for? Are you thankful for the wealth and celebrations? What are you thankful for during poverty and solitude? Are you thankful for the moments that bring you joy? Are you thankful for the…

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My Oprah Weekend

Have you ever just sat in silence and listened to your thoughts? Complete silence. No people. No external sounds. No distractions. Do you hear the whispers of your heart? Close your eyes for the full effect. What is your heart telling you about your life right now? Are you who…

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Airport Madness

Have you ever wondered about the people that you see in an airport? They come in all ages and sizes. They wear business suits, slacks, skirts, sports gear, jeans, sweat pants, and even pajamas. Overall, each person’s airport experiences are unique. The airline counter and security check always fascinate me.…

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Parenting Rule Book

Have you ever noticed that there is only ONE owner’s manual included in a box or package? It often comes in multiple languages and usually has a troubleshooting section at the end. Basically, the manual is an explicit list of instructions on how to build and/or operate an item. Living…

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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

© Diane Galvez-Parker

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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