Learning about your family history can be intriguing. You might even discover you are the descendent of royalty or some famous historical figure. However, it didn’t work out like that for me.
My ancestors were coal miners, bootleggers, moonshiners, and honky-tonk musicians. Oh well, at least they weren’t boring.
Forty simple, yet significant good deeds:
- Hold the door open for someone
- Say please
- Say thank-you
- Read a book to a child
- Give to charity
- Send thank-you cards
- Visit a nursing home
- Organize a litter clean-up day in your community
- Compliment others
- Walk a shelter dog
- Learn CPR, you might save someone’s life
- Learn pet CPR, you might save an animal’s life
- Be willing to forgive
- Leave a generous tip
- Find and share the positive aspects of a difficult situation
- Donate blood
- Be an organ donor
- If able, park in the back of a parking lot
- Share good news
- Write positive reviews when warranted
- Exhibit gratitude
- Call a friend
- Hold the elevator door for someone
- If you love someone, tell them
- Teach children to be kind
- Plant a tree
- Be a friend to someone that needs a friend
- Post positive, inspirational, and motivational things on social media
- Invite people over for a movie night
- Listen to people
- Give flowers to someone, just because
- If you have a skill (quilting, woodworking, etc.) teach that skill to someone else
- If you have a hobby that you are passionate about, share that with someone else
- Register to be a bone marrow donor
- Be respectful of other drivers and pedestrians on the road
- Donate your hair to Locks of Love
- Be willing to apologize
I enjoy photography as a hobby and I have tons of pictures stored on my computer. I decided to sort through all of them to find my favorites for a blog post. I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do.
In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this. – Trey Pratchett
Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties. – W. L. George
At times, I feel like my mind is overflowing with ideas. I can write for hours in a state of frenzy. My brain is buzzing with blog topics.
There are also times when I can’t come up with a single blog topic. I look inside myself and there is nothing, except for cobwebs and crickets. During these phases, I feel compelled to look for inspiration.
I have purchased several books on developing blog post ideas. My absolute favorite is 365 Blog Topic Ideas by Dana Fox. The book is full of useful ideas that can be adapted to any niche. As things change in your life, you can revisit this book and discover new ways of using the same topic.
The book is a great resource and it sits in a prominent place on my bookshelf.
The phrase, “Bless your heart” is frequently used in the South. It may sound like the person is being sympathetic. However, it is frequently used as a veiled insult.
Southerners do have a tendency to be polite, even when they call you stupid.
Is peace possible?
According to Webster’s Dictionary, peace is defined as a “state of tranquility or quite; freedom from civil disturbance.”
Humans are social beings with a natural desire to connect, to be a part of a group. We also seem to have a natural tendency to fear groups that are different and to look down upon other groups.
Peace isn’t easy. Peace takes work. We have to look deep into ourselves and confront our own demons, before we can be peacemakers. To actually have peace in this world, we all must be willing to go through that uncomfortable process.
I fear this world will never be at peace, because there will always be those who are unwilling to work for peace.
What are your thoughts on the possibility of peace?