Happy Valentine’s Day! Fall in #love with a #book.

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It’s MLK Day! – 2016

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It’s not so much the man I admire as it is what he stood for. History has proven, time and again that heroes and the ones placed high on pedestals are often the ones to fall hard from their elevated status, in one way or another. I’m sometimes saddened by how people’s opinions and, even, their actions are so wrapped around the perceived character of a public figure. I, however, choose to follow ideals and principles that matter to me and don’t put all my hopes in the character of another.

Veering away from that tangent, I’d like to praise MLK for the symbol of peace and equality he is. Though we have come a long way, we still have so much further to go. Thanks to people like MLK we now live in a world where people have to think twice about how they treat others different from themselves. My hope is that one day no one will have to think about their actions because everyone will finally embrace the ideals of equality at their very core- perhaps people will be born colorblind and have an appreciation for humanity never before experienced in history.

Like MLK before me, I have a dream and hope that one day, World Harmony, will become a reality.

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Merry Christmas 2015

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I know not everyone celebrates Christmas. I also know that many who do celebrate it aren’t Christians.

I am a Christian and I celebrate Christmas.

Whether you are or aren’t, whether you do or don’t…

 I wish everyone good health, peace of mind, and joy on this day, and all days, throughout the year.

Happy #Thanksgiving U.S.A! 2015

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I sincerely hope all nations have a celebration that’s comparable to our Thanksgiving Day celebration. If we get too caught up in the day-to-day struggle to keep moving forward, it’s nice to know that we can at least set aside one day to just be thankful for whatever little bit it is we have. Sure there’s historical, political, and for those who choose, even religious ties to this holiday, but it doesn’t have to be that complicated. There’s always something to be thankful for.

Today I’m thankful for:

…My health, that isn’t always the best, but at least I’m here and not currently suffering any pain.

…My family and friends. I’m not always the best at keeping in touch or being aware of what’s happening with others, but I do care and know that I couldn’t make it day-to-day without the ones who love me standing by my side: physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

…My country, with all its faults, it’s still the place that allows me to live and pursue happiness in spite of my race, gender, and religious preference.

…Jesus Christ.

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Happy Veterans Day U.S.A. – 2015

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Today is the day we remember and honor the end of wars and the signing of peace treaties. This is the day we thank and honor our veterans for serving in wars (appreciated and unappreciated) to protect the ideals of this country…We also get a day off work (some of us).

To everyone else around the world, I wish you a good day and hope that your country also recognizes a day such as this.

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