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A few kind worlds can make someone smile

A few kind worlds can make someone smile in what otherwise is a bad day.


Little Things That People Can Take For Granted

Today, I received hair ties that I had ordered online that are specially designed for people who only have use of one hand to put their hair up. It took two weeks to be delivered because it came from another country. I have a weakness on my right side called hemiplegia and I have limited use of my right hand. I have never been able to put my hair up and I always need help if I want to. I tried putting my hair up with the new hair ties and I almost can do it! My disability (which I hate using that term because I don’t think I am disabled, I just have some challenges,) can be frustrating sometimes, but I’ll do great things one day. This is just one thing that I will be able to do by myself one day. Its the little things like being able to drive a car and tie my shoes with two hands that make life complete.

The whole point of my story is that in life I think some people can take little things that they can do for granted and not realize that everything they do in life, all they accomplish no matter how small it may seem is a accomplishment in their life.

Jaycee Dugard Remarks on Reappearance of Missing Women at D.C.’s Hope Awards


WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Kidnapping survivor Jaycee Dugard has words of wisdom for the three women found this week in Cleveland years after their disappearances.

Dugard was abducted from a California bus stop in 1991 at age 11 and was held captive for 18 years in a backyard, where she gave birth to two children conceived by rape. She made an oblique reference Tuesday to the Cleveland case as she attended the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s annual Hope Awards in D.C.

“What an amazing time to be talking about hope, with everything that’s happening,” she said in her brief remarks.

She urged the hundreds of people at the annual awards gala, held at the Ritz-Carlton on 22nd Street, not to give up on missing children.

“Just urge yourself to care,” she said.

The Cleveland women, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, disappeared about a decade ago, when…

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The Beginning

I’m not really sure why I decided to start writing a blog. I was never interested in writing, but due to recent personal events, maybe writing is a good thing? I guess we will find out. Over the last few years I’ve learned that life can change in an instant. I’m sure that I am not the only person who has dealt with hardships, loss, and change in their life. Maybe someone will read this and be able to relate?  I am in my mid-20s and I am starting graduate school in the fall for public administration. I hope to work for a non profit organization or government agency one day…until then I will go about my daily routine and hope one day I can change the world somehow.

“One person can only do so much, but together we can make a difference.”

-Michael Cuccione