Make Your Mark For Equal Social Services

This morning a neighbor came by. She had a friendly smile and held a plastic bag in front with one hand and held her other hand behind her back. I tried to get a peek at what she was hiding but couldn't see. I figured it was copies of Watchtower and Awake! since she usually brings them buy once a month. She asked if we would like some cucumbers and banana peppers. I said sure and offered yellow squash we had grown in exchange. This neighbor is a Jehovah's Witness. On a basic neighborly … [Read more...]

Touched by an Act of Kindness

On Wednesday I wrote "You Are Not A Rock" which was about the importance of community and our attitudes toward life. Just a day later, I experienced just how important those things are. And this brings me to the heart of what I’ve learned from Beyond Survival: community and attitude is everything .... [L]ife is going to swing back and forth from times of plenty and times of less. From times of pain when our disabilities really get us down or we have gut wrenching pain and times of … [Read more...]

Get Your Green On: Gardening for Everyone

Anyone can garden, indoors or out, by thoughtfully choosing their level of commitment and accessibility. Gardening can be as simple as herbs and bean sprouts on a window sill to the complex planning and creation of large pathways between raised beds. It is possible to have a garden in urban areas by transforming lawns, using window space, or patio space economically. Growing plants with others gives you extra sets of hands to help with the work, increases mind power by planning, and creates or … [Read more...]


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