Story Time: How Generosity Protects Compassion

Summer of 2008, I just graduated out of High School and began looking for a job in the big city (Manhattan).  Since I lived in Staten Island at the time, I had to purposefully take a bus and a ferry to cross over to the more famous island of Manhattan, NY.  Outside of the hustle

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Dreaming Big: On the Way to Where You’re Going

Dreaming big= the motto of which I tend to live my life.  Ever since I can remember, there were always instances where I wanted to do something beautifully formed in my imagination.  I could recall forming a group with my 1st grade classmates and planning a tour around the world singing Spice Girls music.  In

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Library Adventures: Becoming a Student Again

In recent weeks, I have been craving a good book to read.  I cannot say I have an overwhelming love for books- but, every so often, I do enjoy a good read.  So I began my search in the book store, looking up top sellers and working my way through the aisles.  Understanding how books

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Story Time: The Significance of Friendships

This past week, we celebrated the infamous Valentine’s Day.  Some of you, like myself, celebrated Galentine’s Day.  Let me tell you…I have never heard of such a wonderful celebration, in my life, until this year! Anyways… Any reason to celebrate your girlfriends?  I was in. The night before Valentine’s Day, a group of us women

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Learning Resourcefulness by the Contents in the Fridge

Looking into the contents of my refrigerator, I remember the voice of my Puerto Rican grandmother saying “what happened…you don’t go shopping?  you’re starving your husband!”  I laugh a little, just hearing her in my imagination. Side note:  I do laugh to myself every so often. 🙂 The reality is, this is practically what my

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Story Time: Vision in the Midst of Poverty

It was the week before Thanksgiving and we were given only a name and phone number.  We had to accomplish one task:  deliver groceries. [For the sake of privacy, let’s call the recipients Jenny and Dawn.]  Normally, for these types of missions, we are given an address.  However the one on file did not exist;  so

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