It sounded like a whisper, his final exhale. A puff of air never to be replaced. That whisper is forever imprinted in my memory. It was very early that Saturday morning, my brother and I each holding one of his hands, that our dad exhaled for the last time. The previous five-and-a-half months filled with hope and promise—gone in an…

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This story was written in response to  Kindness Rocks Part 1 and Part 2. The author saw those articles and was inspired to write about the kindness rock she found. Susquehanna County Rocks started with a woman trying to make a few strangers smile by spreading positive thoughts and vibes around the area. I had heard of these kindness rocks and…

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My name is Ricardo Laventure. I am a photographer trying to show that there are countless ways to make a difference by raising awareness of those efforts. Every chance I get, I volunteer my time to support organizations trying to do good things in this world. So far I’ve had the pleasure to collaborate with The Haitian Children’s Initiative, Inc. and #HashtagLunchbag…

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Baby showers are a time for gathering together with the women we love the most in our lives. It is a day to celebrate in the joy of soon-to-be motherhood. Often times, baby showers have advice cards where seasoned mothers, grandmothers, grandmothers-to-be, and witty friends give their two cents about how to care for the anticipated bundle of joy. Each…

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A few months ago, my husband had a very bad back injury. He was a very strong and independent man, but I became his chief caretaker. To make his life easier, we put our condo of 30 years on the market. Due to the injury, my husband now required back surgery and inpatient rehab. Negotiating flights of stairs would just be…

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