Category: Culture

Inspirational Role Models Month

Who inspires you? We all have people we’ve looked up to, emulated and learned from. November is Inspirational Role Models Month, a time to recognize and celebrate these people. Darlene House came up with the concept in 2005. Her goal was to “acknowledge the impact contemporary and historic role models have on our lives.”

World Gratitude Day – What Are You Grateful For?

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. Origin In 1965, a group of dignitaries from Read More…

Happy StepFamily Day!

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 Read More…

Remembering September 11th: Patriot Day

Some events are so powerful that every detail becomes permanently etched into the minds of people who experienced them. Their stories are re-told to every generation, because they must never be forgotten. One of the most cataclysmic and unforgettable moments in American history began on the quiet morning of September 11, 2001. People across the Read More…

September Is National Courtesy Month

Welcome to National Courtesy Month. We’re glad you’re here. Courtesy. Consideration. Civility. Sometimes it seems these traits just aren’t that prominent in modern society. The basic definition of courtesy is displaying good manners and polite behavior. It’s about showing respect to others and getting along with people … even when we’re in a bad mood. Read More…

Happiness Happens In August

Are you happy? Have you told anyone about it? August is National Happiness Happens month, and everyone is encouraged to share life’s little moments of joy. According to The Secret Society Of Happy People, there are three goals for this month. They are to help people: • Recognize and express happiness • Listen to others Read More…

Going Postal For Letters

When was the last time you received a letter in the mail? For millions of people, the answer could be never. In this modern age of email, texting and a bevy of other ways to contact people instantly, letter writing has fallen by the wayside. These days most communication is short, highly abbreviated and sent Read More…

American Independence

We are Americans. Strong, bold, determined individuals who never stop working for a better tomorrow. On the Fourth of July we celebrate our independence. America was forged by people who believed that anything was possible, and just kept working until they succeeded. That conviction still permeates the country today. There is no obstacle too big Read More…

Who Shares Your Name?

You may be a unique and inimitable individual, but chances are your name can’t make the same boast. Some names are far more common than others, but most everyone has to share their moniker. Have you ever wondered about your “name doppelganger?” A man named Wes Moore did. What he found was startling.

What Would You Do With $10?

Like so many other Americans, Reed Sandridge recently found himself unemployed. He was laid off from his position at a non-profit company in Washington D.C. Sandridge did all the things people usually do when they unexpectedly find themselves out of work. He filed for unemployment, updated his resume and started searching for a new job. Read More…