We’re also improving our survival rate. In 2009 we lost fewer Americans to common conditions like heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Congratulations, we’re learning how to endure.
Posts Tagged ‘family’
When was the last time you did something nice for “no reason”? We all have the ability to brighten someone’s day. To bring a smile to the face a family member, friend or even a stranger. But how often do we try?
February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day. It’s a 24-hour period dedicated to encouraging people to simply be kind to each other. Here are 7 ways you can participate:
Newborn Carlina White had a fever. When it hit 104 degrees, her parents immediately took her to the hospital. As Carlina’s mother waited for news, she was met by a nurse. The woman was calm and supportive. She told Joy that everything was fine, and suggested she go home to rest.
Even when Carmen was just a little girl, she always wondered why her mother seemed so sad. Carmen would ask now and then, but was always told things were fine. Deep down, however, Carmen knew they weren’t.
At an early age, Carmen learned the difficult truth. Her grandmother died of cancer when her mother was just a little girl. When it happened, Carmen’s mother was sent to live in a new home. Her aunt was sent elsewhere.
Family. Strength. Home.
We all long to be with our loved ones. To be in a place where we are warm, safe and cared for. We find strength in the family and friends who share our lives. And we miss the people we’ve lost touch with.
In 2011, you can go home again. You can find the family and friends who are missing from your life. You can feel the strength that comes from a warm embrace, a long chat with an old friend or even a simple word of encouragement over the phone. This year, reconnect with the people who are missing from your life, but not from your heart. A direct path to them is waiting for you. Find it at PeopleFinders.com.
Happy New Year, and thank you for reading the PeopleFinders people search blog.
Genealogy is the study of us. When we understand the people who came before us, we discover more about who we are today. The quest to unveil our past has become more than a hobby. It has become a passion.
November is the owner of an often-overlooked celebration known as Family Stories Month. It’s a simple thing, really. Just a time to reflect on the silly, funny, serious and sometimes terrifying stories that help define our family units.
These are the stories of us. They can make us laugh, cry and experience every emotion in between. Sometimes all at once. That’s because these stories helped make us what we are today.
Every family has thousands of stories. Some are epic tales that changed lives. Others are small anecdotes that bring us happy memories of someone, or some moment in time. But they are all important. And they are all worth sharing.
We all have so many things that we should be grateful for every day. Unfortunately, our schedules can get so hectic that most of us don’t have time to stop and think about the moments that make us smile. That’s why we’re grateful for World Gratitude Day.
In 1965, a group of dignitaries from several nations enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner together in Hawaii. They discussed the concept of setting aside one day each year for people to focus on things that they are grateful for. Every attendee agreed to take this idea back to their home country. From that moment on, September 21 would become an internationally celebrated event.
Families have many wonderful attributes. One of our favorites is the fact that a family can grow at any time. New people can be added to your biological or extended family throughout your life. The largest and fastest growth spurts often come from the addition of a stepparent.
Family life can be a little difficult when a stepmother or stepfather gets involved. Children may resent the “new” person, and feel they are trying to replace a birth parent. Adults might have a completely different parenting style than what the family is used to, which can lead to misunderstandings and conflict.
Some experts suggest that it takes a minimum of four years for most stepparents to develop positive relationships with their stepchildren. There are no easy solutions that work for everyone.