Two Hours in a Cardboard Box

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“May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.” –  Rainer Maria Rilke   Two Hours in a Cardboard Box When I was a young girl I remember taking ownership of an oversized discarded cardboard freezer box.    I drug it out to the backyard and my sister …

Still I Rise

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“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”  Maya Angelou STILL I RISE I recently came across the poem “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou. Even though its roots lie in the Human Rights struggles of Dr. Martin Luther King, Maya Angelou herself and, many others…… she …

The Human in Humanitarian

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FATE whispered to the warrior, “You cannot withstand the storm“, And the warrior whispered back, “I AM THE STORM”. The “Human” in Humanitarian When I think about humanitarians, I think about someone like Mother Teresa.  She lived and breathed her life’s work. As a nun, she took a vow of poverty. She chose to live among the poorest in India. She …

Summer Solstice Loving

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Summer Solstice Loving Every year between June 20 and June 21, the Earth tilt is closest to the Sun, marking the first day of summer and the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. Summer solstice 2018 is at 6:07am EST on June 21. This is your signal to celebrate summer. Early dawns. Long days. Late sunsets. Short …

I Am Art

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I AM ART It’s mind boggling to comprehend that we share this planet with over seven billion other people, all with dreams and hopes and worries and struggles. We live different lives, yet we all share so much in common.  But no matter how many people share this world or how much you have in common with others, there are …

Raindrops

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We always hope for our day to day life to always be like a beautiful summer day with cloudless skies and only sunshine.  But the reality is there will  always be the potential for those clouds of struggle and challenge to roll in, sometimes without warning, and rain on your happy parade.  But from these raindrops of struggle and challenge …

The First 50 Years

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The First 50 Years I just recently celebrated my 51st birthday.  To me, celebrating 51 meant I had officially completed 50 full years in this beautiful world.  The thought of living half a century made me realize I’ve been on quite a long journey from where I was- to where I am now.  From who I was -to who I …