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Hey You! Are You Ready To Go Back To School?

It is hard to believe that it is that time of year again. Registration is complete. Supplies and lunch boxes have been purchased. Some children are excited, others are scared. Moms and Dads are happy to get the kids out of the house and into a routine. Friday nights at the lake will turn into Friday… Continue reading Hey You! Are You Ready To Go Back To School?

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Dear Little Brother

Dear Little Brother, I am not sure exactly where to start.  There are so many things that I want to say.  As you prepare to move and we say our goodbyes, I first want you to know that it is not goodbye.  Although you will be hundreds of miles away, you need to know that… Continue reading Dear Little Brother

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Proud Moments of a Mentor

It has been almost four years since I enrolled to be a mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.  I remember that day like it was yesterday.  The questions, the nerves, the butterflies, and the fears are unforgettable. I had no idea what I was getting myself into at the time and I definitely… Continue reading Proud Moments of a Mentor

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Kickball and Reading Books Break Down Barriers

When you pull into the Autumn Woods apartment complex, you feel as if you have entered a different country.  That country, in fact, is Myanmar (formerly called Burma).  Men and women are walking about in traditional Burmese dress.  Children are running around in bare feet while wearing clothes that are clearly hand-me-downs.  The complex dumpsters… Continue reading Kickball and Reading Books Break Down Barriers

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It is Not Too Much for Me

"Lots of people limit their possibilities by giving up easily.  Never tell yourself this is too much for me. It's no use. I can't go on. If you do you're licked, and by your own thinking too. Keep believing and keep on keeping on."  - Norman Vincent Peale A powerful quote with deep meaning.  We must always… Continue reading It is Not Too Much for Me

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A Big Impact

All too often, the things we treasure most and hold dearest to our hearts, can be the most difficult to put into words.  My experience as a Big Brother is just that.  I am seldom at a loss for words, but yet find myself speechless about one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. … Continue reading A Big Impact