History of the American Mother’s Day Celebration When the first English settlers came to America, they discontinued the tradition of Mothering Day. While the British holiday would live on, the American Mother’s Day would be invented — with an entirely new history — centuries later. One explanation for the settlers’ discontinuation of Mothering Day was … Continue reading A Little Mother’s Day History
How wrong I was! After teaching for over 20 years I have finally encountered one of my most difficult students. As we get older, we learn more and more about the world around us. While some of us choose to expand our knowledge and minds, there are some among us that close their minds to … Continue reading Training Day
Have you ever been standing in the middle of your living room vacuuming up cat hair and thought, "Man, this moment in my life would be so much better if my vacuum cleaner was made of 24K gold"? Like not all of it - just the parts that are usually metal or plastic. The bag … Continue reading Common Things Made of Gold
When teaching others it can sometimes be hard to determine whether or not they are actively listening to you. This brief outline will help you find out...
It hurts when you see someone that you care about in pain. Sometimes it is so hard to avoid saying “I told you so” especially when if they only would have listened to you, the terrible thing that they went through would not have happened. Now, we can all ‘call it as we see it’ … Continue reading Helping Even When It Hurts
If you are born in March or will be celebrating your 19th wedding anniversary, Aquamarine is your stone! Known for its water-like coloring, this beautiful stone is the birthstone for March. Those born during this month are believed to be faithful, have courage and offer friendship freely. They also are aware, have quick response time and easily … Continue reading Aquamarine’s Eyes To The Soul
Ok, I'm sharing something new with everyone. It's something that I have been doing for the last 15 years, but I've kept it hidden until today. If you appreciate poetry in the form of a sonnet, I hope that you will appreciate this. Tell me what you think! Yes, you can comment however it makes … Continue reading Traveling in Levels
When it comes to the poll, it does not have to be an all or nothing type of answer. It can be a day to appreciate the love that you do have in your life and may be taking for granted right now or not appreciating the gifts that you do have. Instead of focusing on what you do not have, focus on what you do have and love what you have! Be your own Cupid!
Two of the earliest known civilizations to use a seven day week were the Babylonians and the Jews. The Babylonians marked time with lunar months and it is thought by many scholars that this is why they chose a seven day week (though direct evidence of this being why they did this is scant). That … Continue reading Origin of a Seven Day Week
How well do you know your significant other? Couples, whether they have been together for a day or a half century, always have something new to learn about each other. When a relationship is new, it is all about discovery. What each other like and dislikes and by paying attention to each other you can … Continue reading Your Relationship Goals