Day 26–Expect good things

*Thanks to my friend and former fellow volunteer, LaTresha Woodruff, for serving as today's guest contributor. LaTresha wrote this piece for her co-workers on her two-year anniversary at her current job as a public information officer for a local police department. Hope we will all learn to expect good things in our lives, just like... Continue Reading →

Day 15–Loving what I do

*Thanks to my sister Sarah Crowder for writing today's post about how the love of her life has supported her in her journey to do what she loves for a living. Check out her photography business home page and her Facebook page, too.* I am grateful for every single day. When he tells me all... Continue Reading →

Henry’s 2012 gratitude list

*Special thanks to my friend and regular guest contributor to this blog, Henry Petty, for sharing his 2012 gratitude list with all of us.*In 2012, I am grateful for getting to know a lot of friends whom I really didn’t know.  For example, I might see her, if I’m lucky, once a year in passing... Continue Reading →

In the dark

*Special thanks to Debra Dickey-Liang, one of my regular guest contributors, for sharing one way to be thankful and turn a negative into a positive.*About four years ago, I moved from the city back to the country, pretty close to where I grew up.  Now, don’t misinterpret me, I LOVE it out there, but after... Continue Reading →

Top 12 things I’m grateful for in 2012

Recently I wrote a blog post for my personal blog, My 2012 gift list, and listed the most significant gifts I received in 2012. I didn't list tangible objects or even relationships on the list--I limited my gift list to the intangible yet priceless blessings I received in the form of lessons, inspirations, and virtues.... Continue Reading →

Fireproofing

Garth Brooks, Warrant, Jason Mraz, The Foo Fighters, Donny Osmond, and even Pink Floyd have paid homage to the analogy of burning bridges. And who hasn't burned a few bridges in her own lifetime--whether intentionally or unintentionally? I'm not sure how or when, but somewhere along the way, I came to believe that with few... Continue Reading →

Taking it easy

Recently, I wrote a post on my personal blog about the lessons learned from my mom regarding academic performance and pushing myself to do my very best. On the flip side, I've also learned--maybe not from my mom, but from my own life experiences and shared experiences of others--that sometimes, it's okay to make a... Continue Reading →

Willingly out of work

Since I began tutoring a boy in our neighborhood at the age of 13, I've been employed. I tried my hand at the fast food industry, bussed tables at a fish house, scooped ice cream at a small town diner, and handled deposits and light accounting work for McDonald's. In college, I found other part-time... Continue Reading →

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