Loving Near and Far.


It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.

—Mother Teresa

While keeping the thought above in mind and practicing love at home, the link below will stretch your mind, and help feed those far away.  http://freerice.com

Ten grains of rice are donated through World Food Programme for every answer you get right.
The categories are listed below. Have fun!

HUMANITIES

GEOGRAPHY
ENGLISH
MATH
CHEMISTRY
LANGUAGE LEARNING
SCIENCES
TEST PREPARATION
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Same Ol’ Road


My previous blog post, http://wp.me/p1j3tp-4n was on habits. Some say we fall “victim” to habits. But the truth is we’re always in control of our choices. Set yourself up for success. I love “Autobiography in Five Short Chapters” by Portia Nelson. I’m posting below:

Autobiography in five short chapters

by Portia Nelson

CH 1

I walk down the street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I fall in. I am lost…I am helpless.

It isn’t my fault.

It takes forever to get out.

CH 2

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I pretend I don’t see it.

I fall in again. I can’t believe I’m in the same place.

But it isn’t my fault.

It still takes a long time to get out.

CH 3

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I see it is there.

I still fall in… it’s a habit.

My eyes are open.

I know where I am.

It is my fault.

I get out immediately.

CH 4

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I walk around it.

CH 5

I walk down another street.

Easter


Easter is a celebration of renewal; rebirth (literally or figuratively depending on your views.)

It’s one of the most important Christian holidays (specifically in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.) Easter customs come largely from Pagan customs, celebrating Spring.

Easter is always the first Sunday after the first full moon, after the first day of Spring—or Fall in the Southern Hemisphere. (Easter is always somewhere between March 22 and April 25.)

In what ways do you celebrate your renewal of who you’ve become through tough times? 

 

The Wild, Wild West Bunny

Passover


Passover is a celebration of freedom. It’s one of the oldest, continuously celebrated holidays, and one of the most important Jewish holidays (specifically in the Book of Exodus.) Passover recounts when Jews fled their homes in hurry to protect their first born sons from slaughter. They had no time to make meals or wait for bread to rise. (That’s why Jews eat unleavened bread during Passover.)

Passover begins at sunset on the 15th day of the 1st month on the Jewish (lunar) calendar. It lands in April or May on the modern calendar. Passover lasts a week.

If you had limited time, and had to carry what you took, what few things would you take with you while leaving your home, homeland, and perhaps family behind?