Did you know... ... that today, besides being Thanksgiving in the United States (Happy Thanksgiving!), is Amistad Victory Day? In 1841, the slaves who seized the Amistad in 1839 were freed by the Supreme Court. The rebellion broke out when the schooner, traveling along the coast of Cuba, was taken over by a group of … Continue reading Did you know…
by David Hughes fact checked by Jamie Frater Today, US politics is dominated by the Democratic and Republican parties. The last time a candidate from a third party was elected president was in 1848. With the rise of the super PACs, alongside the tribal attitudes of many American voters, it’s fair to say that it doesn’t look like their … Continue reading 10 Influential US Political Parties That Disappeared
68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice It’s my birthday. I’m 68. I feel like pulling up a rocking chair and dispensing advice to the young ‘uns. Here are 68 pithy bits of unsolicited advice which I offer as my birthday present to all of you. • Learn how to learn from those you disagree with, or … Continue reading Kevin Kelly and 68 bits of his Unsolicited Advice.
On any given day, what do you think you spend the most time doing? What animal do you think best reflects your personality? What uncommon thing would you like to see become more common? What is your biggest regret from the last month? What do you hope to be an expert about at some point … Continue reading Mentor Asks: 5 Random Questions
1. Put your cart away when you’re done shopping. 2. Give a gift to someone, just because 3. Be understanding of traveling parents with the grumpy or noisy kids. 4. Share a special toy with a friend. 5. Walk your friend’s dog.
If you could assign one household chore to someone else, what would it be? What's something commonly do today that you think people will wonder why anyone would ever do that fifty years from now? What is it that motivates yourself the most? What is the most recent fact you learned that surprised you? If … Continue reading Mentor Asks: Random 5 Questions to provoke thoughts.
1. Bring board games to play at a nursing home 2. Pick up roadside bottles and put them in a recycling bin. 3. Send somebody an e-card, just because. The funnier, the better. 4. Thank your teachers with a homemade gift or message 5. Who is your most selfless friend? Do something amazing for her
Most esteemed Mother, creator of all that's good, I come to you with a remorseful heart. I deserted you, I put my job before you. I beg your forgiveness, unburden me of this pain. I await your conviction so I may feel the warmth of your light once more.
Never have I ever created a Facebook account. Never have I ever laughed so hard I peed in my pants a little. Never have I ever watched a superhero movie. Never have I ever been to Hollywood. Never have I ever tried cutting my friend's hair. Never have I ever gone out in my pajamas. … Continue reading never have I ever…
Cry Over Spilt MilkMeaning: It's useless to worry about things that already happened and cannot be changed. Elvis Has Left The BuildingMeaning: Something that is all over. Jaws of LifeMeaning: Usually this references a tool used by rescuers when they pry or cut open a car to save the occupant.
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1. Give a restaurant or coffee gift card to someone (bank cashier, postal worker, homeless person, or random stranger). 2. If you see someone with their tail light or brake lights out, let them know. 3. Pick up litter and be kind to our environment. 4. Take a roll of quarters to the laundromat and … Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness
It is not the absence of fear that is courage, but the mastery over it. Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. (Mark Twain) ========== It's the things and people someone loves that tells you who they are. The things that we love tell us what we are. (Thomas Aquinas)
Would you rather spend a day switching radio stations and hearing the same song or switching TV stations and seeing the same show? Would you rather be bitten by a poisonous snake or a poisonous spider? Would you rather have a friend that types in all caps in texts or a friend that replies to … Continue reading Would you rather…
1. Cold outside? Buy old scarves from your local thrift store (or even make them yourself) and tie them around trees, benches, etc. with a note offering them to people in need. 2. Give a homeless person your doggie bag 3. Knit a baby cap and donate it to the local NICU. 4. Pump gas … Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness
The wise can gain more from a simple question than the simple can learn from a wise answer. A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. (Bruce Lee) If you're going through a rough time, keep going until you reach the end. If you're … Continue reading Wisdom Quotes 6
Magnificent Father, eternal praise upon you, I come to you with a remorseful heart. I'm so sorry, I did not read your scriptures on the most holy day. Relieve me of my sins, heal me of these self inflicted wounds. Pass your judgment so I may spread your glory to others.
God is great, god is just. Gold in peace, steel in war. We are always free. Defend and conquer. Weave trust with trust. Truth prevails. Ball of fire. Whispers in the wind. Be just and vigilant. Power, progress, peace.
"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you're doing the impossible." -- Francis of Assisi
WORD OF THE DAY Biodiversity bahy-oh-dih-VERS-ih-tee Part of speech: noun Origin: English, 1980s 1 The variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem. Examples of Biodiversity in a sentence "The Australian biodiversity is responsible for almost 10% of all species on Earth." "The foundation was focused on efforts to preserve the biodiversity of the … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY
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The moral imagination What do you dream of? We’ve worked overtime to create a sports imagination. Kids dream of dunking a basketball or scoring the winning goal at the World Cup. That’s a pretty new phenomenon. Instant replay, endorsement deals and trading cards make it easy to imagine. We’ve certainly established a profit imagination. Everywhere … Continue reading Via: Seth Godin Newsletter
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