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LIGHT IS WHERE YOU LEAST EXPECT TO FIND IT
Posted by DR. JAY DROSIN on April 23, 2014 / 144 views
While directing a project for rehabilitation of malnourished children in the Congo many years ago, I would interview the children brought in by the parents for admission. One day a mother brought in a severely malnourished child, bathed in sweat and I discovered she had a congenital heart ailment that made her heart pound like a trip hammer day and night, it was eating her alive and we could do nothing. I remember...
The Face Of Love
Posted by Joseph J. Mazzella on April 22, 2014 / 541 views
There is a wonderful, old story about the great Leonardo Da Vinci that I love. When Leonardo was painting the Last Supper it took him several years to complete it. He had decided to use live models for Christ and each of the twelve Apostles. He chose the model for Jesus first when he found a man whose face radiated both beauty and unconditional love. As the years went on Leonardo completed each of the Apostles...
I've Always Loved You Best
Posted by Erma Bombeck on April 21, 2014 / 633 views
It is normal for children to want assurance that they are loved. Having all the warmth of the Berlin Wall, I have always admired women who can reach out to pat their children and not have them flinch. Feeling more comfortable on paper, I wrote the following for each of my children. Dear First Born: I've always loved you best because you were our first miracle. You were the genesis of a marriage and the...
Always believed there was someone special for me
Posted by Duane Orvedahl on April 21, 2014 / 453 views
I am a romantic, if you will and a songwriter. Must have been born with a song in my heart because I've always been creating songs. I became quite talented on the guitar, as well. However the one area of weakness was in singing on a professional level. My songs have always been received well by people in the industry. The one area of improvement, finding a singer. From a major radio station in Minneapolis to...
1% chance of survival? Yes, we'll take that chance.
Posted by Sachina on April 17, 2014 / 2264 views
In 2010, I would dare to say that I was the luckiest girl alive! I am a Malaysian, and was pursuing my degree in architecture in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the States. Just about to turn 21, everything was working out perfectly for me - I was one of the top students in the university with a near perfect CGPA, I had an amazing group of friends and we travelled to different states every chance we could, I...
My Project Of Love
Posted by Chris A. Hughes on April 16, 2014 / 1133 views
The catalyst for my personal Project Of Love began when I was a young displaced, teenager. At the age of 16, homeless and hungry, I learned help and resources were hard to come by. I learned to survive and be self-sustaining. I taught myself business, read books and developed a talent for generating revenue. I also made a promise to myself that when the time came, if I was ever able, I would do my best to help...
Posted by Joseph J. Mazzella on April 14, 2014 / 1614 views
God definitely has a sense of humor. As a writer I know this because He always gives me the deepest, most profound, and touching insights when I am far away from anything that I can write them down on. I think He must smile while I strive to keep them straight in my aging brain until I can put them on paper. Perhaps this is the way He makes sure that they settle into my soul as well. This happened to me again...
Dusty Ol' Heater
Posted by Russell H. Glass on April 12, 2014 / 1241 views
Dusty Old Heater I have a heart to help me remember. I remember the dust that I keep. It sounds so abnormal. Captured in the ownership and collectiveness of this dust, it is a reality and a metaphor. It is nothing and everything that may or may have not been. It sits and collects. I have found myself back home, a ‘new home’, I must say. I have seen everything today & yesterday from under this roof....
And The Beat Goes On
Posted by Jodi-Ann E. M. Morgan on April 12, 2014 / 980 views
For a much needed break I am currently staying with relatives, and in their living room sits a piano. I think this is my favourite musical instrument. As a child I started lessons but unfortunately decided to stop so that I could concentrate more on my studies. This is one of my biggest regrets. Every year I would procrastinate and say, "I'm going back soon" but never reached. Some years later, my teacher died....
Break the Barrier
Posted by Raghunandan Srinivasan on April 11, 2014 / 1896 views
Breaking The Barrier “When an Egg breaks from outside, a life Ends .When an Egg breaks from Inside, a life Begins ” It all started when I was 10 years old. I was on a school trip to Mysore, India. I saw my friends have the time of their life when they jumped into the Cauvery river and started swimming. They called out to me “Hey Raghu .. come on .. jump into the river. It is awesome “.Since I did not...
Posted by Bill on April 09, 2014 / 731 views
My Story - Bill Davis I grew up in Harlem, which was an unlikely place to find a private Black tennis club. In 1940 at the age of ten, while walking past the Cosmopolitan Tennis Club at 149th street and Convent Avenue, a voice in the doorway said, "Hey kid, want to run balls for this match?". My answer was an immediate "Yes", for I had always wanted to see what was on the other side of that fence. It so happens...
A simple wish
Posted by Belle Jose on April 09, 2014 / 1744 views
A lot of people ask gold, of glory, of honor. But for me, only a simple wish. My heart is rapt in joyous ecstasy whenever I see the children playing under the sun, shouting and even screaming.Their voices seem like tiny bells that peal out in a symphony and every time they laugh I can hear the cherubim singing. One time I had a conversation with one little girl age of five.She tells about the things around us. The...
Life In The Slow Lane
Posted by Joseph J. Mazzella on April 07, 2014 / 1950 views
I walked into the living room and turned on the radio early this morning. The old rock song, "Life in the Fast Lane" blared loudly out of the speakers because my son had left the volume turned up too high again. Startled, I jumped back then reached over and turned the radio back off again. "I think I prefer life in the slow lane," I said to myself. I really do prefer life in the slow lane. I decided long ago to...
Imagine What We Could Accomplish
Posted by Siobhan Neilland on April 03, 2014 / 5738 views
Every word we speak, every action we make impacts those around us—even when we don’t realize it. My full-time job as a consultant for Fortune 100 companies on either coast requires me to travel frequently. A few years ago I was on a layover in JFK International Airport, returning from a trip to Africa. Ridden with mosquito bites, sunburns, and more bags than any sane traveler dare carry; I looked like a hot...
You've Been Boa'd
Posted by Meagan Ryerson on April 03, 2014 / 1311 views
I work in cancer non-profit and though it is an immensely rewarding job it is still that a job. It comes with office camaraderie and drama, so to keep the mood light I Boa'd someone. This only started about a week ago and has been a visible mood booster in the office. We have a coworker who is leaving soon, and feels disconnected from everything, so I took a spare boa I had and left it on her desk with a sticky note...
Springtime In Our Souls
Posted by Joseph J. Mazzella on April 01, 2014 / 2269 views
When Springtime finally comes to the mountains of my home the days feel like a preview of paradise. Spectacular sunshine arrives to bath the woodlands in its golden glow, and there is hour after hour of lovely light. The temperatures rise and wrap everything in their wonderful warmth. Winter coats are tossed aside for t-shirts, and children laugh and play outside. Red, pink, and purple tulips start to appear in...
Happiness is Key
Posted by Paige Stegeman on March 30, 2014 / 4043 views
I’ve been thinking about this for a long time now. Originally, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to share my story but what I am sure of is that I want to help people feel how individually spectacular they are. The thing is, there’s always going to be SOMEONE who discourages you, lets you down, or tells you that you aren’t good enough. Well, I am here to tell you that you aren’t just enough you’re everything...
A Tribute to the Best Man I Know
Posted by Meetal Desai on March 25, 2014 / 2282 views
The best man I know is my father- he is quite simply the best man I have ever met. My dad is a trained cardiologist who refocused his practice on addiction medicine much later in his medical career. He was the first physician trained in how to chemically detox opiate addicts using another narcotic drug in the state of Virginia. His practice flourished but not in a financial capacity- it flourished in the...
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