How to Support Girls' Education Around the World #SimplySaid

How to Support Girls' Education Around the World #SimplySaid

Being a teacher, I see the power of education on a daily basis. I love seeing the light bulb go off. I love seeing the kid who couldn't read begin to sound out words independently. I love seeing the imagination of these little minds. I know all my of students will become amazing people one day. Our education system may not be perfect, and it is certain with its flaws, but how lucky are we to live in a country where education is so readily available. 
 

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5 Ways To Help Syrian Refugees

5 Ways To Help Syrian Refugees

I woke up to the news of another terrorist attack on Tuesday. My heart sunk as I watched the bombs explode, innocent people run in fear, dust settling on the destruction. How long?  I wondered. How long does this have to go on?  I breathed a selfish sigh of relief as I thanked God it wasn't happening in my county, or anywhere close to me. I didn't have to wonder if my loved ones were coming home tonight, or if I was safe. But I started to think about the people for whom this is their reality. Living in fear, with no hope. 

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What Dave Taught Me || My Dinner Date with a Homeless Man

What Dave Taught Me || My Dinner Date with a Homeless Man

t was a cold, windy December night in downtown Baltimore. The twinkling Christmas lights of the buildings around the Inner Harbor danced on the pitch-black water. My boyfriend (now husband), Brandon, and I were going on a date that night.  We walked around, admiring the city that we both loved so much, gazing at the sparkling decorations and trying to find a place to eat a quiet dinner.  I had been looking forward to my date with Brandon all week. We were long distance, so I liked to cherish every second we got to spend together in the same place. “This night is going to be perfect,” I thought as I smiled at him.  We walked slowly around the water's’ edge, casually discussing where to eat dinner when…

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