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  1. The Wisdom of Sharing

    by , 07-03-2009 at 10:33 PM ([email protected]'s Blog)
    Stone Soup

    There are many variations on the story of stone soup, but they all involve a traveler coming into a town beset by famine. The inhabitants try to discourage the traveler from staying, fearing he wants them to give him food. They tell him in no uncertain terms that thereís no food anywhere to be found. The traveler explains that he doesnít need any food and that, in fact, he was planning to make a soup to share with all of them. The villagers watch suspiciously as he builds ...
  2. Want To Volunteer, In Your PJs?

    by , 06-19-2009 at 08:50 AM ([email protected]'s Blog)
    One man is attempting to change the way we think of volunteering. He doesn't think volunteering should be difficult. There's no need to break a sweat or drive across town. He believes it can be so simple, in fact, that you don't have to leave the comfort of your living room.

    Mike Bright has been volunteering from home since 2006, and this year he launched Help from Home to help others do the same. The web portal offers a collection of sites that take the commitment, the sacrifice, ...
  3. Common Courtesy

    by , 05-28-2009 at 10:22 AM ([email protected]'s Blog)
    Small Gestures Make a Big Difference

    We often feel that we donít have the time or energy to extend ourselves to others with the small gestures that compose what we call common courtesy. It sometimes seems that this kind of social awareness belongs to the past, to smaller towns and slower times. Yet, when someone extends this kind of courtesy to us, we always feel touched. Someone who lends a helping hand when we are struggling with our groceries makes an impression because many people ...
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  4. The Negative Effects of Spoiling Children

    by , 04-14-2009 at 05:30 PM ([email protected]'s Blog)
    Learned Self-Reliance

    Parents are moved by instinct to love, nurture, and provide for their offspring. Because our children are so much a part of us, we want to see them blissfully happy. Also, our own desire to be liked, materialist pressures, and a fervent wish that our children have everything we lacked as youngsters can prompt us to spoil them. However, while it might seem that buying your child expensive gifts will give them fond memories of childhood or that you can heal your ...

    Updated 04-15-2009 at 12:59 PM by [email protected]

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  5. Movement

    by , 03-01-2009 at 09:39 PM ([email protected]'s Blog)
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