Author: PamHorton

What’s stuck in your head today?

Have you ever woken up in the morning and had a song playing in your head?  Come on, fess up, I can’t be the only one this happens to. How about having trouble going to sleep because you have a song playing in your head?  Yup, thankfully that hasn’t happened to me often, but it…
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The Days After

I heard on the radio, recently, that Thanksgiving is the most travelled holiday in the US. I think that’s because that’s when “the holidays” really start. Sure, the stores are putting out Christmas stuff, even before Halloween this year – it’s crazy, and many people skip right over Thanksgiving, but Thanksgiving “week” is important. Trust…
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Frustrating Choices

I think we can all say we’ve yelled at a recorded message before, and that’s okay. It’s a recording. We didn’t hurt anyone’s feelings, and we probably felt better afterward. Everyone gets frustrated from time to time. The question is, “How do you handle that frustration?” This then leads us to a few other questions.…
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A gift for success

Jim and I read a book, a few years ago, that we feel could benefit others. I’ll admit, I originally found the beginning of the book a little odd, and probably not as enticing as Jim would have wanted.  I think that’s because I am familiar with the characters (being a lover of history) and…
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What personality will a child develop?

I’ve been hanging around with 3,4, & 5 year olds the last couple of weeks, and I got to wondering when our personalities develop. We’ve all seen an amusing infant and a precocious toddler and commented about their personality.  I can tell you each of the children I’ve been with recently have their own uniqueness. …
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Things happen when we come together

In the last few days, I have seen people come together, as a group, to do something awesome or be a catalyst for change. The Groups Let’s start with the change effort first.  Someone posted on their social media site wondering if other parents with children on a particular bus were concerned about the things…
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Do you need more sleep?

I saw this meme last month and knew it would be my next news/blog. While I can definitely agree with some of this quote (like our souls are tired & we need to wake up and live), I don’t agree that our bodies are not tired, or that we don’t need more sleep. Sleep is…
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Follow Me! Little girls and leadership

I heard a little girl on the playground joyfully shout, “follow me!” And they did.  I said to a co-worker, “That girl is a leader.” There are certain qualities a leader needs to have. Some of which include: Honesty, Listening, and Helping others grow. A Forbes Magazine article mentioned that, “Women often need to prove…
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October is World Bullying Prevention Month

There is quite a lot of information being presented to students and is even a Bully Awareness DAY.  One day, when all the students wore the same color for unity in a cause, I witnessed a child (in a blue shirt) sitting alone, against a wall with his books.  I got to wondering what the…
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Daddies and Daughters

I overheard a little girl, 8-10ish, say, “Thank you, Daddy.”  I looked over to see her holding a beautiful bouquet of purple flowers that went very well with her purple dress.  Then she went on to say where she would put them in the house, etc.  I couldn’t help it – I looked at the…
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