THANK YOU TO OUR VETERANS. CHALK DRAWING DONE BY MY NEPHEW.
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Above are examples of choices. On the left, someone is choosing to go into the service and on the right a bear choosing to get something to eat in someone’s backyard. Both examples are risky choices.
We are given the ability to have choices to teach us responsibility. From a young age we are taught Right from wrong. When we get to our Pre-teen and teenage years, we choose for ourselves. Sometimes we make the right choice and sometimes we make the wrong choice. Sometimes we regret the bad choices we make.
So before we make a choice be sure to think it through before you choose to go that way. There is always a risk involved with whatever you choose but sometimes the risk pays off and sometimes it doesn’t.
If you don’t want to choose the wrong choice, here are some tips you can go by:
Don’t hang out with the wrong crowd.
Before making your choice think it through.
Write the Pros down.
Write the Cons down.
Weigh the Pros and Cons.
You’ll find if you do some or all of these steps, it will help you make the best choice. However, remember animals don’t have this luxury.
By: Crystal Stewart
Please Note: If you have other tips you want to mention, please let me know in the Comment Section.
MY PIECE OF COAL FROM MY TRIP TO THE COAL MINE(PICTURE 1).
THE SAME PIECE OF COAL FROM THE COAL MINE( PICTURE 2).
When I was in Elementary School many years ago, I got to go on a field trip with my class to a coal mine. The really cool thing about going to the mine is that they took our class into the mine where they work.
Since we were children, they explained what they did and this proved to be interesting. Of course it was more than we just mine for coal. As a child, the fact that I was in a coal mine and what the surroundings of a coal mine looked like was just incredible.
Learning about the coal mine was interesting and I did learn that no matter what job you might have, you are an important asset to that company.
Our field trip to the coal mine ended when we were given a piece of coal as a souvenir to remember our trip to the coal mine. I still have that piece of coal I got that day.
I did some blogging and reblogging on my new site, CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. I also just published another picture blog called SUNRISES AND SUNSETS: IN PHOTOS. I think in my opinion these blogs are pretty good.
On your dashboard under Links then hitting All Links, you’ll find both of my sites and their Links. If you don’t want to bother with that, here is the link for CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE.
Thanks to Everyone who has visited the site. I hope you follow it too.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING HER? DON’T YOU KNOW THIS IS MY FOOD?
HELLO THERE! I’M OUT OF FOOD AND I WANT MORE TO EAT.
WHO’S BOTHERING ME WHEN I AM ASLEEP IN MY SUNPUDDLES?
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Writing this blog brings back so many memories for me and hope it does for you too. When I graduated, it was in May mostly. You see my graduation ceremonies went something like this: Elementary School or K-6(No Graduation Ceremony), Highshool(A May Graduation), A 2 Year College(Got My Diploma In December of 1989 and went to the graduation ceremony in May) but could have skipped the May graduation ceremony in May since I already had my diploma. I felt since I worked so hard to accomplished a diploma, I wanted to go through the graduation ceremony. I also had a 4 Year College(A May Graduation). It may have been a lot of work but was well worth it.
Graduation is a time for every student to reflect back on what they’ve worked for and to be proud of what they accomplished whether they ended up graduating with honors or not. Also, most students celebrate by having a graduation party in May or early April.
The following is only one memory of my graduation and there are more memories also but memory listed below is a memory that stood out to me.
I know I was excited and proud of what I accomplished. I think I felt this way because I had people tell me I couldn’t accomplish going to college and when I went to a 4 year college, I had professors telling me I couldn’t do it. However, I have to give the one professor credit because he eventually came back and told me he was proud of what I accomplished.
So whether you’ve graduated or are about to graduate, remember graduation is a time to look forward to and to celebrate what you’ve worked so hard to accomplish-a diploma and/or a degree. You’ll also find it a time to decide what college you’re going to or decide if you’re going on for a graduate degree.
🙂Congratulations if you worked hard to earn yourself a diploma and/or a degree.🙂
If you don’t have a degree or a highschool diploma, I urge you to either complete highschool or get your GED.
🎈🎈Congratulations to the Class Of 2017 🎈🎈
My niece graduated from highschool already and pictures below show the some of the memories we shared with her.
Below Is Kaitlin With Other Girls That Just Graduated With Honors With Writing On Their Caps.
There is an expression that we have heard of and it is “Every cloud has a silver lining.” The meaning and origin of this phrase is as follows:
“Every bad situation has some good aspect to it. “This proverb is usually said as an encouragement to a person who is overcome by some difficulty and is unable to see any positive way forward.”
“John Milton coined the phrase ‘silver lining’ in Comus: A Mask Presented at Ludlow Castle, 1634”
“I see ye visibly, and now believe
That he, The Supreme Good, to whom all things
Are but as slavish officers of vengeance
Would send a glistering guardian, if need were
To keep my life and honour unassailed
Was I deceived, or did a sable cloud
Turn forth her silver lining on the night?
I did not err; there does a sable cloud
Turn forth her silver lining on the night,
And casts a gleam over this tufted grove.”
“‘Clouds and ‘silver linings’ were referred to often in literature from then onward,usually citing Milton and frequently referring to them as Milton’s clouds. It isn’t until the days of the uplifting language of Victoria’s England that we begin to hear the proverbial form that we are now familiar with-‘every cloud has a silver lining’. The first occurrence that is unequivocally expressing that notion comes in The Dublin Magazine, Volume 1, 1840, in a review of the novel review Marian; or, a Young Maid’s Fortunes, by Mrs. S. Hall, which was published in 1840:
As Katty Macane has it, “there’s a silver lining to every cloud that sails about the heavens if we could only see it.”
‘There’s a silver lining to every cloud’ was the form that the proverb was usually expressed in the Victorian era. The currently used ‘every cloud has a silver lining’ did appear, in another literary review, in 1849. The New monthly belle assembl`ee, Volume 31 include what purported to be a quotation from Mrs Hall’s book – “Every cloud has a silver lining”, but which didn’t in fact appear in Marian, which merely reproduced Milton’s original text.”
In my opinion, this saying is true. You see there really is a silver lining to every cloud and a lot of times we might not see the silver lining right away but for every cloud there will be a silver lining. Some examples of this saying are as follows:
Someone tells we can’t accomplish something
We might not accomplish what we want to do right away but the silver lining here it will be accomplished in the future.
We suffer the loss of a loved one and/or friend
It’s hard to find a silver lining here but there is one. It will take some time before we see it but the silver lining will eventually show up.
If you ever been unemployed then you know it’s no fun. The silver lining here is you will get another job, retire or better yet start your own business.
It’s hard to see the silver lining here especially if you’ve been single for quite some time. Remember the silver lining might be you find the right person and get married or you just stay single.
When a situation comes up in our lifetime, we shouldn’t think a bad situation is bad but think of it as a good thing because really if we think about it they’re stepping-stones to our destination. These stepping-stones that we may consider roadblocks make us stop and ask ourselves is this what we really want? Of course, this is a question that can have many answers and that’s because everyone has to answer this question every time a situation comes up.
You may be going through a situation that’s making you take a step back and ask is this what I really want? If you aren’t asking this question, then you either have already answered this question or your situation that caught you off guard is a good situation. Sometimes good situations do catch us off guard and make us ask the same question.
My hope for everyone is that you will have more good situations than bad situations. I want everyone to try to smile when you have both good and bad situations. I know it’ll be hard to smile through bad situations but if you do, you’ll find it’ll make it easier to get through your bad situation. It’s usually pretty easy to smile when you’re in a good situation but when you’re in a bad situation it’s not as easy.
Smiling through all situations that come our way will not only make us feel better and put us in a better mood. Smiling also makes other people want to be around us more.
In my opinion when you smile, I think you will find that people treat you better than when you aren’t smiling. So smile through both good and bad situations and you’ll go far. How far is up to you. If you smile through the bad then hopefully your reward will be that you have more good situations than bad situations. Also in my experience, I have found a smile will change your attitude from bad to good. Even when you’re in a really bad mood and/or just plain having a terrible day you may be asking? Especially smile when you’re in a terrible mood and/or just having a terrible day because it will not only change your attitude but people will notice the change in you.
Let me share a tip about smiling and that tip is even if you have to put a fake smile on your face to change people’s attitude toward you, you will find even a fake smile will help your attitude. How do I Know? I’ve put a fake smile on my face many times and it actually did change my attitude and how other people viewed me. What happened when I smiled? It was contagious and made people ask why are you smiling?