I just finished reading the book titled The Unanswered Letter: One Holocaust Family's Desperate Plea for Help by Faris Cassell and I have to say that this is the closest I've felt to the Holocaust. Normally when I think of the Holocaust, I think about the concentration camps, Hitler and genocide. If none of those… Continue reading You are Important.
As humans, we are conditioned to have a give/take mentality when it comes to interacting with others. Within this mentality, what I mean is, most times, we have expectations (specific returns) that others are to live up to and when they don't, we can occasionally build a bias against them. One of the things that… Continue reading Expectations
The saying goes: "Those who do, do, those who can't, teach." George Bernard Shaw wrote this in 1903 and it has remained with the world but contradicts the teaching profession profoundly. I began with that quote because I have been absent from my blog for some time. The reason is because I had lost my… Continue reading To teach is to learn
I am a descendant of one of Jamestown's first Colonists. He arrived here to North America in 1620 on the Bona Nova ship. He is my 11th great grandfather on my father's side. I discovered this information while researching my family tree. I am a descendant of someone who survived the transatlantic slave trade. They… Continue reading More Than Face Value
We are currently living in uncertain times yet I find myself feeling more certain about being myself. Letting go of my insecurities is a beautiful process. I feel a load lightening and more free to speak my inner thoughts and feelings. I rarely let people in and now I say: ‘forget that.’ life is too… Continue reading Find security within yourself
December first marked the beginning of Advent in the Christian community. Advent is defined as the arrival of a notable person, so in the case of us Christians, that person is Jesus. Many people enjoy this festive time of year because it's a season of giving and receiving but most of all, it's the time… Continue reading Trust the process