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God is Awake

I want to preface what I’m about to post by saying that I work hard for everything that I have and I’m not someone who asks for help or charity when I’m able to do something myself. For the last two years, I have been making payments on everything that I owe, including student loans, car loans, medical bills, etc. I have never let a bill or payment defer or go negative. I pay everything on time with the right amount or an exceeded amount. I’m not bragging, I’m just letting anyone who reads this know so that they can make their own decision with what I’m posting below.

With all of that said, I’d like to now say that I have big dreams for the future and those dreams cost money. I can wait until I pay my current student loans off, which will probably be about 3 years, before returning to school for a masters degree OR I can get some donations on GoFundMe to help pay off my remaining balance and go back sooner!

Exciting, right? Right :) 

So if you’re looking to do a little donating here’s the link:

http://www.gofundme.com/loans-thecollegeleftovers 

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ourtimeorg:

CVS Pharmacy announced this morning they will no longer sell cigarettes and other tobacco products


Words cannot express how excited I am that CVS has banned the sale of tobacco products in their stores. I lost a beloved grandfather 9 years ago this month to tobacco-related cancer and have despised the use of tobacco since. This is a great move for CVS and shows the incredible respect that they have for our nation’s health. I am so impressed and will plan to use CVS as my pharmacy in all future medication needs. Thank you CVS for caring enough about us all to do this! And even if it does just push tobacco users to other stores, so be it, you are still a champion to me.
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ourtimeorg:

CVS Pharmacy announced this morning they will no longer sell cigarettes and other tobacco products

Words cannot express how excited I am that CVS has banned the sale of tobacco products in their stores. I lost a beloved grandfather 9 years ago this month to tobacco-related cancer and have despised the use of tobacco since. This is a great move for CVS and shows the incredible respect that they have for our nation’s health. I am so impressed and will plan to use CVS as my pharmacy in all future medication needs. Thank you CVS for caring enough about us all to do this! And even if it does just push tobacco users to other stores, so be it, you are still a champion to me.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Checking Out America’s Libraries

Glad to see that the US actually has more libraries than McDonald’s restaurants! That’s impressive, but sad that I would’ve assumed otherwise due to our culture here. Love libraries and dream of working in one! 

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(Source: politicsprose, via epicreads)

99-Year-Old Lady Sews A Dress A Day For Children In Need 

Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.

Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.

This is so amazing and touches my heart so deep. Seeing such devotion to do something daily to help others makes me really want to rethink my day. I realize that this lady is retired and has free time to do this, but I only work 8 hours out of a 24 hour day, as do most of us, and I think we could all do something small to help out the rest of humanity. I’m feeling inspired.

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(via healthandfitnesswithkate)

This? Is why I think it’s vital that we fight for diverse literature in schools. When the book-banning folks come out, it’s so often to shut down a person belonging to a minority group speaking about experiences that make people uncomfortable. Of course we are uncomfortable. We are complicit. It takes discomfort to impel change.

Not all kids will get a real picture of the world at home; I certainly didn’t. Those kids may go on to be the next generation of oppressors, having been taught lies that cause them to see minorities as subhuman, unless they have outside influences to show them otherwise. It matters that they read books by African-Americans, by women, by LGBT authors. It matters that they gain empathy and experience others’ lives.

It matters that they become uncomfortable enough to change.

—   

from Reading Helped Me Overcome My Racist Upbringing by Susie Rodarme

"It matters that they become uncomfortable enough to change."

"It matters that they become uncomfortable enough to change."

"It matters that they become uncomfortable enough to change."

It matters.

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(Source: bookriot, via bookporn)

WOMEN'S HISTORY 101: THE BOOK LIST

thefeministpress:

Part III in our Feminism 101 Book Series, this series particularly focuses on writing women back into history, and giving due attention to women figures of yesterday and today. This is a pro-books and pro-independent publishing blog—no links are to Amazon, and most are…

It’s also important to remember and write into history the women who weren’t necessarily good. Add Mothers, Monsters, & Whores to this list, by Laura Sjoberg. 

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"I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else." -Neil Gaiman
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"I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else." -Neil Gaiman

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(Source: pandanemar, via epicreads)

Brindle boxer puppy reacting to a turtle. Boxers love turtles. One of my boxers, Brandy, used to find turtles in our creek and carry them up to the lawn and play with them all day. 
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Brindle boxer puppy reacting to a turtle. Boxers love turtles. One of my boxers, Brandy, used to find turtles in our creek and carry them up to the lawn and play with them all day. 

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(Source: yodiscrepo, via stay-young-go-dancing)

Looks like a beautiful day of health, energy, and positivity to me. 
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gameofthronesdaily:

Colours meme; Orange
As a blend of the raw energy and physicality of red, and the sheer happiness of yellow, orange is truly the colour of joy, interaction, creativity and playfulness. With its enthusiasm for life, the color orange relates to adventure and risk-taking, inspiring physical confidence, competition and independence. 
In relation to the meaning of colours, orange is extroverted and uninhibited, often encouraging exhibitionism or, at the very least, showing-off! 

Besides being from the land of the sun, and oh how I worship the sun, I knew I loved Oberyn for more reasons than that! 
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gameofthronesdaily:

Colours meme; Orange

As a blend of the raw energy and physicality of red, and the sheer happiness of yellow, orange is truly the colour of joy, interaction, creativity and playfulness. With its enthusiasm for life, the color orange relates to adventure and risk-taking, inspiring physical confidence, competition and independence.

In relation to the meaning of colours, orange is extroverted and uninhibited, often encouraging exhibitionism or, at the very least, showing-off! 

Besides being from the land of the sun, and oh how I worship the sun, I knew I loved Oberyn for more reasons than that! 

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