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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Story Time: Grace & the Coffee Shop

From my countless posts on coffee shops, you are probably highly aware of my love for the place.  Just the smell of fresh brew and sultry music.  Legit… my jam.  So I thought…extend an invitation to a friend.  “Treat others how you would want to be treated” they say. Well, let’s just say, it took

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To the Person who Paid for my Coffee, Thank You!

As much as I tend to avoid the $5 Dollar Coffee, this particular Monday… that’s all I wanted.  That morning I did not fix my usual cup of coffee ( I don’t recall why?!) But by the time Noon hit, that’s  all I was thinking about.  So, I scrapped up enough change to get my

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