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pamela-hawley's picture
Aug.04.2010
I have been blessed in my life to have the opportunity to help others through giving and volunteering—and in the process, I have been helped so much myself.  I sincerely believe that we who give or volunteer have the most to receive. For example, this gift we receive might be in renewed...
jane-p-perry's picture
Aug.04.2010
Day One of our return from vaykay finds Bob my husband and I figuring outour health care coverage for our older son Patrick while at college, whichmeans deciphering what his college  will cover and what our health carecovers while away.  Then there is banking in Vermont. Then the paymentschedule...
richard-humphries's picture
Aug.04.2010
Jamaan draws my blood.  He’s done it almost monthly for over two years and is good at what he does.  Neither of us is big on chitchat. I want little pain. Jamaan wants to be very good at what he does. Usually, when I see him, it is the beginning of a three-day anxiety crisis for me. I have...
jriss2020's picture
Aug.04.2010
        The one moment in my life where I received help and it was support that changed my life. A personal counselor at a school in New York City that I attended called Hunter College a school which graduated a legendary artist in her own right, the actress Ruby Dee, the counselor told me my life...
wendy-braitman's picture
Aug.04.2010
I  needed to paint my bathroom. Let me start this again. I needed someone else to paint my bathroom, because I am lousy with a brush and roller (you can see every stroke) which is why I never give myself a manicure, plus I hate standing on ladders. What I needed to do was choose the right color. At...
j3black's picture
Aug.04.2010
About twenty years ago, standing before the selection of oranges at the supermarket near work, I heard a voice whisper: "Get the smooth ones; they're juicier."What I pictured was a Morticia Adams-like figure leaning in to give me this dish. In reality, my informer was gnome-like, dressed...
catherine-ryan-hyde's picture
Aug.04.2010
No, I'm not trying to join my own blog contest and win the prizes.  I've already read those two books, anyway.  It's more that I get a lot of questions--and I do mean a lot--about what inspired me to write Pay It Forward.  I've heard the question so many times, in fact, that I found a video of my...
tarek-al-duaij's picture
Aug.04.2010
Help me only if it feels natural for you to do so Help me by being you For the act of helping would negate itself if it were a burden And if it were, your cry would still be heard For you are born into this world and must use everything available in it to soothe and overcome this cry.. And when you...
greta-gunselman's picture
Aug.04.2010
Last week I participated in an online writing conference offered through Savvy Authors.  It’s not the first time I have attended an online conference, but it did serve as a reminder of how helpful the writing community can be. While I came away with some valuable knowledge, such as renewed focus in...