“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” — Eleanor Roosevelt I found this quote recently and it has been good for me to read it lately. I have been struggling with my relationship with someone and how they have made me feel. I have been upset and it has monopolized a lot of…

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Taken from the book Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways To Make A Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly BozzaDONATE YOUR ORGANSOver 97,000 people are in need of one or more organs.77 people receive organ transplants every day.There is no age limit on who can donate.Most family members are not aware of one another’s willingness to…

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So, less than a month ago, we purchased a 2009 VW Routan. So far, I have loved it! Until today….a friend and I were coming back from our neighboring town and all of a sudden I noticed the RPMs were high and I couldn’t get the van to go over 40mph. After a phone call…

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After nineteen years in California, March Murray returns to the small Massachusetts town where she grew up. For all this time, March has been avoiding her own troubled history, but when she encounters, Hollis – the boy she loved so desperately, the man who has never forgotten her – the past collides with the present…

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Taken from the book Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways To Make A Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza SUPPORT NEIGHBORHOOD WATCHOver 3.4 million burglaries occur annually.60% or more of residential burglaries occur during daylight hours.Approximately 32% of all burglaries are by unlawful entry with no force: the robbers enter through an open door or…

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Nine years ago today, I became a mom! I gave birth to our son Patrick and will never forget that feeling when the nurse put him in my arms for the first time. Patrick is such a funny, bright, and unique kid. I love how he has his dad’s sense of humor, and my musical…

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The Grey sisters have always been close. After their mother’s death, the girls banded toether, becoming best friends. Their stern, disapproving father cares less about his children than about his reputation. To Henry Grey, appearances are everything, and years later, he still demands that his daughters reflect his standing in the community. Winona, the oldest…

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Taken from the book Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways To Make A Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly BozzaRIDESHAREOnly 10.2% of workers rideshare. 52.5 cents/mile is the average cost to drive a car due to fuel, maintenance, tires, depreciation, and insurance. 34% of roads are in poor or mediocre condition due to heavy usage and…

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Admitting your addiction is half the problem, right? But the other part of the problem is I don’t want help for my addiction. I have mentioned before that I joined Facebook and love that I have reconnected with old friends and have found that it is a much easier way to stay connected with family…

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Taken from the book Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways To Make A Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza Create, Support, and Appreciate Art 93 % of people believe the arts are vital to a well-rounded education. Regardless, only 29% of schools have been able to maintain time and funding for art programs. Children spend…

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