In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Mix Tape Masterpiece.” “Music is the soundtrack of my life” – Dick Clark “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you” – Maya Angelou The soundtrack of my life: 1. Happy – Mary J. Blige 2. Imagine Me – Kirk Franklin 3. […]
Interesting post about the initial struggles of mental illness.
Now I am 54.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Turn, Turn, Turn.” As the temperature reached a record-breaking 101 degrees in North Carolina yesterday, I couldn’t help but meditate on cooler temperatures. I often admit to loving the activities of the summer months but it’s sure hard to enjoy those activities once temperatures climb above 93 […]
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “In a Crisis.” Every morning I awaken and thank God for blessing me with the gift of another day. I enter my bathroom with a mirror full of scriptures and affirmations posted with yellow sticky notes. As a Christian, I know I will never be perfect but […]
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There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
To be able to trust someone to take care of my day-to-day responsibilities in order for me to completely throw myself behind a few causes would bring great joy to my day. I would throw myself into assisting the Ronald McDonald house as House Manager for a few hours. The Ronald McDonald house is a cause very close to my heart. My oldest daughter was born 3 months premature which involved a 3 month stay in a hospital hours from home. My husband and I could not afford to travel back and forth and pay for hotels. The Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for family members to visit and still care for their young ones that are hospitalized. The facilities are equipped with rooms, a community kitchen and stocked pantry, play area, lounge and family area. There is no fee however donations are accepted.
After leaving the Ronald McDonald House, I would head down to a No Kid Hungry site to assist with feeding school-age children lunch during the summer months. Most families rely on their children eating free or reduced lunch and/or breakfast when school is in session. During the summer months, many of these children go hungry because of the family’s lack of funds to provide breakfast and lunch while school is out. In some areas, a bus transports the children to a site to enjoy free meals. In other areas, the bus arrives at a designated location filled with lunches for the kids. The kids just hop on the bus and grab a meal. Some areas also provide parents with information on how to prepare healthy and affordable meals. Please help with surrounding kids with healthy food where they live, learn and play.
“Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.”
― Horace Mann
“To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.”
― Abraham Lincoln
“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” ― John Holmes