Friday, September 2, 2011

The One Good Chain Mail Letter

My friend usually hates chain mail, but when she told me about the touching poem she had been forwarded, I had to write about it. The poem was written by a girl with cancer in the hospital, and in it, she talks about how "life is a slow dance, so take life slowly." It was one of the deepest poems I have ever read in my lifespan. I made me realize I had to take life slowly and enjoy every tiny moment, whether it was the smell of  the wet road after a rainstorm, or the golden haze off the skyline of our small city. The hope of a new bloom of dandelions, while annoying, still part of the cycle of life and death and everything in between. I learned that life is short, so eat better pizza, and laugh all you can through every little pause and birdsong that being alive possesses.

Go Green

        There is only one Earth, so we need to care of it as best as we can. Leave favorable footprints, not carbon footprints.
        Make it a project with your family to "Go Green". You can set up recycling bins for plastic, metal, and paper. You can use energy-saving light bulbs. You can use reusable napkins, plates, cups, etc. There are so many things that you can do to save the Earth. What will YOU do????

P.S. GO GREEN!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Just a Smile

          There's always those kids in school that sit alone at lunch, walk alone in the hallways, sit in the back of the classroom, hang out alone during recreational period.
          There's always that person at work who doesn't talk much, keeps to themselves, doesn't come to the work parties, doesn't sit with the group during lunch break.
          All it takes is the brave soul who doesn't care about what others think of them, to sit with them at lunch, ask them about their day, and even just simply give a smile, to let them know they're not alone. 
          Just a smile..... Just a smile...... It'll mean the world to them to know that there are people who know that they're there. That they are seen. That they aren't invisible.
          The next time you see a person like that, wherever you may be, make sure you at least give them a smile. Because that's all it takes. Just a smile.