Category Archives: Reblogs

What it’s Really Like to Be Homeless: From an Educated Woman’s Point of View

It can happen to anyone of us… I was the kind of person who went into a fast-food place and ordered two hamburgers; one for myself, and one for the woman sitting on the sidewalk outside. I was the one who made sandwiches for the guy who went through the dumpster outside my apartment. I was the girl who, when I was about to go on some crazy new diet, would clean out my entire kitchen of food, and take it to the homeless guys next to 7-11 down the street…

WarriorsandGhosts

We’ve all been exposed the seemingly growing population of homeless people, wherever we go. From small towns to big cities, they seem to be everywhere now. As we rush off to our jobs or appointments, we see them sleeping on bus benches, wandering around aimlessly on the streets, and panhandling in front of what seems to be every establishment we enter. We’re amazed (and sometimes amused) by how dirty and disheveled a human being can allow themselves to get. We might even be humored by watching someone carry on a lively conversation with themselves, although we are not completely oblivious to the fact that they suffer from a serious mental illness. It’s also not difficult to reason that some of them have an obvious substance abuse problem. They come in all different ages and colors; some are teenagers with purple hair and tattoos, some are old men with decades of…

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Muslim-Owned Restaurant Offers The True Spirit of Christmas.

If this isn’t love…what is?

Kindness Blog

A Muslim-owned restaurant in London is offering a three-course meal to homeless and elderly people on Christmas Day so that “no one eats alone”.

Shish Restaurant, in Sidcup, is asking local residents to spread the word of its offer and has put up posters saying “We are here to sit with you” on 25 December.

The restaurant urged people to share its plan through social media – where the initiative was widely praised.

Vicky Lanfear wrote on Facebook:

“This is the most selfless gesture I have ever seen and they should be recognised as a pillar of the community.”

Suzannah Harris added:

“What a lovely gesture; a restaurant that gives something back instead of merely seeing Xmas as a time to cash in. Will definitely visit in the new year if ever in the area.”

Linda Leach wrote:

“There is still kindness in this world. Amazing people.”

The FREE three-course…

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A Note to My Virtuous Friends

Are we trying to get into heaven by riding the coattails of those we shove?

Mitch Teemley

“To do good is noble. To tell others to do good is even nobler…and much less trouble.” ~Mark Twain

8a8d21f5d0288aee5008a8630f086eda_400x400Many of us who are writers andteachers hope, I suspect, to establish our own nobility by telling others how to behave.* Yet most of us are at least part-time purveyors of the sins we condemn, and spotty practitioners of the virtues we extol.

A. A. Milne, creator of Winnie the Pooh and real life daddy of Christopher Robin, was reportedly a cold and distant father. Beloved Victorian moralist Charles Dickens summarily dumped his wife of twenty years for a 17 year old actress.

Are we trying to get into heaven by riding the coattails of those we shove?

The Apostle Paul admonishes us to “be a model” to those we teach, “both in word and in deed, in love, faith, and purity.” “Live there,” he says, “be that person…so that…

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Vigor, love, and doses of laughter!

Lola said “it is a good life after all; so much to be grateful for…” I agree with her 100%, do you? Please visit her blog to read more.

lolalynwrites

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/vigor/

Upon retirement, we initially thought that our life has become a challenge. However, everything changed when we discovered digital technology, e.g. eBook writing, social media engagement to promote our eBooks, learn coding programs to create websites, application of multimedia widgets to enhance the looks of our eBooks, etc.).

It is a good life after all; so much to be grateful for.

Ours is a mix of writing & technology, a good combination. It is doing something together without so much fuss. I read & read, write & write; my husband takes care of the technology side. With digital technology, my husband is the relentless learner. He has developed a passion and goes deep into it in great abandon. Thank God he is a quick learner, with a career on the technical side before retirement. He gobbles up every free tutorial lesson offered by legitimate websites on web design and…

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The effects of unconditional love

Are you drinking from the water of unconditional love? Read what Kevin has to say…

THE DAILY KICKSTAND

Once you have drank from the water of unconditional love, no other can satisfy your thirst. The pangs of separation may become so intense that seeking the affection of the Beloved becomes an obsession.

-Ram Dass

Drink of true love and satisfy your desire

True unconditional love is an amazing force unlike any other.

There is no limit to what love will make you do. Seemingly impossible things get accomplished in its name. We may go to extremes never before imagined to be in its presence. At times we may do things completely out of our character just to stay close to our affection.

It can move us to change our habits, it can push us forward into unchartered territory in which we are vulnerable and out of control, yes, love will even make us turn on our closest friends if we feel that love is threatened by them.

However…

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One Year Blogiverssary!

I’ve just congratulated Precious over at Thinkdigest on reaching the one year mark…..It’s your turn. When I see a blogger reached this far, it makes me feel good!

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Wow it’s ‘Thinkdigest’ very first anniversary! I can not believe that thinkdigest is one year old today! I am so excited about how far thinkdigest has come and where it will be going in the future.

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Ten things to not do in the workplace: The real deal — psychologistmimi

These days you just never know who knows workplace etiquette rules and who doesn’t. Sure enough you get an employee handbook on your first day at a job and maybe someone goes over it with you. There are such rules as don’t drink or smoke on the premises. Don’t try to kill your co-worker (and […]

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Day 7: Seven Days of Thankfulness — A Thomas Point of View

Today is Thanksgiving and my last day of thankfulness. What am I thankful for today? Each and everyone of you. Thank you for reading my blog. Thank you for following me. Thank you for commenting. Thank you for engaging me. Thank you for friendships that have developed and questions answered. I wish each and everyone […]

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Getting Better with Age

“Growing old is not all scary. You can be excited for what the future holds, too. Who cares if you get wrinkles and your body aches here and there. Make like wine and get better with age…”

Isabel Valoria . com

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Sometimes I feel OLD. My two wrinkles are particularly obvious that day, my back is aching for no reason and I’m going to bed early on a Saturday night. No wonder people complain about aging and dread growing old. Well, I’m tired of it! No, I’m not tired of getting old. I’m tired of hearing the complaints. Call me delusional, but I really don’t think it’s as bad as it seems. Here are some of my optimistic reasons why growing old means that life only gets better.

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Book Cover Reveal — Watching the Daisies

Here it is – my book cover! It will launch on Monday 14th November on Amazon Kindle. I am holding a Book Launch Celebration Party on Saturday 12th November from 12 noon GMT to celebrate. The first 10 people to re-blog Saturday’s ” Book Launch Celebration Party”post will receive a free e formatted copy of […]

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