A BULLY’S SMILE

Today my guest is Mel at PushingOurLimits.  She wrote a poem that represents the devastation and harm bullying can produce.  Please welcome the talented lovely Mel Douleur. A BULLY’S SMILE by Mel Douleur I smiled at you. A hope of what might be And with what I thought was grace You smiled back at me.…

FIGHTING BACK

I have some mad respect for this dude.  Seriously!  This post rips me up… it also increased my determination to be more aware of those around me. Not every kid has an adult in their life who loves them.  Let that sink in.   I read the stories and I watch the horror of headline news and yet… it…

FIRST… YOU HAVE TO CARE

I hate doing controversial posts.  But sometimes you just have to stand up and say are you kidding me? Currently social media is starting to look like what it probably would have at the start of WWII.  And we can stop it.  We can use our voices to say… No that isn’t accurate and I…

#BeReal – DON ORTOLANO

My #BeReal guest today is Don Ortolano. I was very excited to hear from today’s guest. He is the father of a previous #BeReal writer as well as the father of one of my favorite friends. It gets even more wonderful because tomorrow you will hear from another one of his daughters and a granddaughter.…

I AM A KILLER

I love this story about the flexibility of the human spirit. It’s much more than that though. It’s about making choices. It’s about choosing to continue the cycle of abuse, or choosing instead to become a champion for love. A lot of people raised with violence commit violent crimes themselves. They often end up going…