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30 Days of a Thankful Heart {Day 16} Cream-Filled Goodness

17 Nov hostess-cupcakes

I can’t help myself.  With the news of the Hostess demise, I feel compelled to share my thankfulness for the many cream-filled wonders I have consumed.

I have been lol’ing at all the memes floating around Facebook, namely about how well-timed the downfall of Hostess is in relation to the Mayan’s prediction of the end of the world.

It’s hard to imagine a world where my children may never know the joy of a Hostess Cupcake or Twinkie.

When I heard the sad news, I had a few thoughts: Continue reading

30 Days of a Thankful Heart {Day 6} Freedom

6 Nov

I voted!

No, I will not reveal who I voted for.  I learned that lesson the first time I voted in 2000.  It can turn ugly when one reveals who they vote for.  The important thing is that I voted.

We have the privilege and duty in our country to freely vote for who we want and even if we feel like our vote might not make a difference, we need to make our voice heard.

While this country has many problems, it is a country built on freedom, and I freely choose to vote and help decide the future of the U.S.

I am grateful to have the freedom to vote without fear of retribution, intimidation, or worse.  It is great to see long, long lines of voters turning out to help exercise our freedom.  Aaron and I have discussed that the future of voting may change with the rapid rise and prevalence of social media.  Imagine if all you had to do was click “Like” for President in 2016!

What about you?  Did you vote?  What do you think about the future of voting in this country?

Gracefully~~Heather

FreeRice.com: Ending World Hunger, One Word at a Time

17 Apr

Apart from winning some spelling bees in elementary school and helping me spiff up some essays and papers, I never thought my rather large vocabulary would achieve too many great things.  However, after clicking on a link about some crazed wife trying to denigrate her husband on youtube (they are in divorce proceedings), I came across a much more interesting and uplifting video; a video about rice.

 25,000.  That is the approximate number of people (mainly children) who die each day from hunger or hunger-related causes.  5500.  The number of grains of rice that I ‘won’ and have now donated to help feed these people and help end world hunger.  How?  By my words, or knowledge of them. Continue reading