Learning from Other People

My six year old daughter once taught me a lesson in forgiveness. During a day at school, she'd made some lovely artwork. She'd proudly waved it in front of me, excited to show her father when he got home. But within seconds of showing me, her classmate randomly came along and defaced it. The boy did … [Read more...]

The Fight Against Racism: Why We Are All The Same

Racism has always been a heated topic. We, as a society, yearn to live in a world where we are accepted for who are, not what we look like. But with the raging stereotypes, racism always ends up rearing its ugly head. But what if racism didn't have to exist? What if we could all learn to live … [Read more...]

When Do People Deserve a Second Chance?

None of us are perfect. As human beings, we make mistakes; some of a trivial nature, some a lot more significant. But we make them. And sometimes these mistakes affect other people and we have to ask for their forgiveness. But what happens if someone else makes a mistake that affects us, and we have … [Read more...]

Why Being Polite Is Important

I've been laughed at for one of the most peculiar things. My politeness. I'm the sort of person who will ask before using your restroom, ask if it's okay to have the last slice of pizza, and thank you for cooking me dinner even if you're my own mother. I believe in having manners, and showing others … [Read more...]

Why We All Need Each Other

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Someone once said something about me that I'll never forget. My friend and I were having a conversation about people who were emotionally fragile. Not sure about who she was referring to, I asked her if she meant me. Her reply: "No. I'm not talking about you. You're strong as. If something bad … [Read more...]

Be Whoever You Want To Be

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We spend all our lives wondering who we truly are. We make mistakes, experiment, change careers, say goodbye to old friends and make new ones, laugh, cry; hoping to be one step closer to finding ourselves. But sometimes we forget that we don't need to strive to be one type of person: we can be many … [Read more...]

The Power of Music

The Wiggles - Surfer Jeff CD

It is incredible the way music can make you feel. It can help you remember the good times, remind you of the bad ones, keep your mind peaceful, or be a way for you to express your emotions. As a mother of special needs children, I know the amazing impact that music can have on a child's … [Read more...]