@reitzle99 thank you for my moleskine... hit the 5 month mark and used up the first notebook. I admit...I am excited to open this in a few years and relive my first months here ...now to steer myself any direction I choose #drseuss#moleskine#sharpie#quotes
Mindset is everything....once it changes, everything on the outside will too. In a world where we are bombarded with negativity, I believe it's easy to get scooped up into a negative mindset and with no real effort or realization. The negative mind and thoughts then work against us and diminish our capacity to be kind, to empathize, to love. My old team at Harvard gave me the "one small positive thought" sign as part of my going away present.. I think they got me....and I miss them ❤ #positive#mindset#create#happiness
"We begin from the recognition that all beings cherish happiness and do not want suffering. It then becomes both morally wrong and pragmatically unwise to pursue only one's own happiness oblivious to the feelings and aspirations of all others who surround us as members of the same human family. The wiser course is to think of others when pursuing our own happiness" #dalailama#happiness#thinkofothersfirst#liveinservice
@rainbow.stash and I went to the candle light vigil last night in support of human rights, to support diversity and in opposition to hate, racism and bigotry. For anyone outside the Reading community- we have been dealing with incidents of hateful graffiti over the past year and a half and in the last 3 weeks it has escalated and broadened. Swastikas drawn, kill the faggots and then fuck the niggers written on the walls of the High School. There really are no words to properly describe how this feels - disappointed, frustrated, mad, sad are all inadequate.
There are some people who feel that a candlelight vigil is "silly" or said "how is that going to help". Everyone has and is welcome to have their own opinions. I wanted to share what I experienced which in my opinion was an emotionally moving night. The program began with a host of people telling their stories - a student who spoke so powerfully about how she felt after seeing the writing last week because she has 2 moms and thought for the first time - would someone try to kill them, an assistant principal who reminded us that even though she no longer serves our country in the airforce she continues to serve the RMHS community and stands up for them, unafraid, an English teacher who bravely told his story of coming out 14 years ago in a small farming town in Nebraska and how he was persecuted and ultimately, at the age of 15, put a gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger, a senior at RMHS (and my neighbor) who spoke about finding the first swastika in May of 2017 who first spoke up and then had students tell her to "get over it" it was "just a joke" - and her reply "the death of 6 million of my people is not a joke" and the mother of a RMHS grad and current student who must have made the trip in from Boston who spoke from the heart about sending her son on the bus every morning at 5am constantly hearing of shootings and school shootings and racism and yet who appreciated the community here who she called family. I silently took in every single story, tears rolled down my cheeks, and I hugged my Belle as she cried too. #love#standupforwhatyoubelieve#weareallworthy