Happy Birthday

© Diane Galvez-Parker

“Happy Birthday!” “Don’t remind me!” Why do so many people dread their birthdays? What are they afraid of? Getting another year older? Oh no! What a crime! Do you know how many people wish that they had another birthday, but aren’t given that opportunity? You don’t know, because you can’t…

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A Hand To Hold

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When I say the words “holding hands,” what first comes to mind? Love? Couples? What exactly is handholding? It is a joining of hands from two or more people. It’s that simple, right? No. The joining of two hands can carry vastly different meanings in certain scenarios. Have you ever…

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What If

Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if only you had_____? Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you stayed in a relationship with_____? Have you ever wondered what your life would be like if you went to college, stayed in college, or…

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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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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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