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Congratulations, Class of 2022!

 

Dear School Graduates,

 

Oh, the advice that I could offer aspiring college students and graduates.  During my life's experience in seeking higher learning higher education pursuits  ... as a woman, I learned the external reactions of others. towards education. I am the first in my immediate family to hold a master's degree from a college. And I am still learning, currently, I have ambitions of two more state certifications in continued pursuits of my best self.

 

I realize now that there are many Americans who innocently do not understand the activities and the dedication that it truly takes in attending a state college, or a college university. For others who have never enrolled in a college program, it is the equivalent of going to an 8-hour job two or three days a week, hoping that your hard work will be reflected by your supervisor.  Next, it's up to your supervisor to pay you wages after 6 to 10 weeks of hard work.  Now your boss pays you such standard wages, excluding overtime in studying for specific-work exams or the cost of travel for college-based external field trips, the loss of family time or socialization time with friends, or the materials that you had to pay out of pocket to do your best work. Imagine performing such work, hoping to receive a big raise after two years, four years, or, like me, 10+ years of your life. Then, in order to receive the big pay raise of tens of thousands of dollars, for most, you have to pass state assessments to obtain such achievement. And finally, after doing all of this, you have to attend hours to maintain your pay, every two years. Every two years of doing additional training to repeat the same learning process or educational activities. Your life's learning ambition is going around and around obtaining higher components of the same standards of the 3R's ... reading, writing, and math arithmetic.

 

I would like to urge our Congress and the President's administration, his staff, to take the initiative in voiding student loan debt of students who attended college programs during1989 to 2021. I know some of you would like to own a home, one day, but fearful how your student loans will challenge such endeavors. You are correct in such ambitions, owning a thing is always better than leasing without a purpose.  Remember that a home is actually a place where you feel comfortable, a place that provides you a little personal space to rest and to pursue being the best of yourself: your productive academic self, your physical self, your financial self, AND your spiritual self whatever religious freedoms that may be for you.


Graduates, you must never stop learning because this world has so much to offer in learning things. As you know now, YOU must be ready or willing to learn what it has to offer. You are the only one that can do this--not your momma or daddy or your spouse, children, or friends, but "you" and you alone. If you are always ready, always flexible, then you won't have to prepare yourself emotionally of doing so.


In closing with a little bible language, the King James version, embrace the honor of realizing that God allowed your inspiration to pursue and achieve such an ambition that others will never experience. God wanted you to achieve such special, skilled training, for a purpose that he alone will eventually reveal to you whether now or as you pursue the human aging process. May our true-and-living God, Yahweh, Allah give you the productive kind of emotional character traits, the emotional stability, to continue achieving his purposes of your learning and training experiences going forward, no matter what other challenges you may face in life.

 

 

Sherlene D.

 

 

"AMEN, SISTER": SINGLE MOTHERS CONTRIBUTING TO BLACK HISTORY MONTH

*Month of February.

 

 

 

REV. DR. MARTIN L. KING, JR NATIONAL BIRTHDAY WEEK

*Beginning 1/15th or 1/17th.

 

 

 

NATIONAL REASONS FOR A UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME (UBI) LAW/BILL

*Basic Income March (9/25 yearly)

 


COVID-19 SOCIAL DISTANCING ACTIVITIES YOU CAN DO

  1. Drive-in movie cinemas.
  2. Create or be a part of a volunteer prayer group.
  3. Create or be a part of a food-pickup volunteer group for seniors and disabled.
  4. Create or be a part of a food-prep volunteer group delivering meals to seniors and disabled.
  5. Create or be a part of a new or organized volunteer group in your local area.
  6. Create a journal entry book.
  7. Clean your social media pages.
  8. Clean your address book.
  9. Clean your daily or monthly calendar.
  10. Clean the outside or inside of your home.
  11. Do laundry.
  12. Iron clothes for a week in advance.
  13. Match or pair socks.
  14. Style your children's hair with a hairstyle that will last for a few days.
  15. Learn how to braid or cut hair.
  16. Wash stuffed animals.
  17. Wash or toss out sleeping pillows.
  18. Clean out the garage or work-space closet.
  19. Clean junk or mail drawer.
  20. Capture new pics of self, children, family, etc.
  21. New pic uploads on social media, etc.
  22. Clean your home office.
  23. Mop the floors. Vacuum.
  24. Wash windows outside and inside.
  25. Clean baseboards and vents. 
  26. Polish silver.
  27. Clean all glass-made items.
  28. Wipe glass of mirrors, television screens, computer monitors, cell phones.
  29. Dust.
  30. Clean out freezer and fridge. Check expiration dates of food items and food-item seasonings.
  31. Paint a room or object.
  32. Plant bulb-style flowers because they will bloom yearly.
  33. Cut your lawn.
  34. Clean the outside or inside of your vehicle.
    Do a vehicle maintenance of basic things such as oil check, air filter check, brake fluid, windshield wiper fluid, transmission fluid, and battery dust check.
  35. Sort your mail publications such as advertisements, newspapers, magazines, etc.
  36. Sort your bills or daily mail.
  37. Contact your debtors if necessary.
  38. Select and follow a religious public figure, partner with a ministry, or volunteer tasks that you can consistently do at your dwelling:  view their media outlets, or drive by their closest location to your dwelling.
  39. Select and follow new people or public figure on social media: view their media outlets, first.
  40. Bake or create healthy food items. Choose a new recipe to make.
  41. Start flower or vegetable seeding. Create a spacing plan for flower or vegetable garden.
  42. Begin a new hobby that's affordable to your personal and household budget.
  43. Order items that you weren't able to purchase while at work. Standard shipping 3 - 7 business days.
  44. Exercise or yoga at your comfortable pace.
  45. Walk at a quick comfortable pace.
  46. Have sex with your spouse/partner at least 3 times per week.
  47. Challenge your drinking water consumption per day or week.
  48. Challenge your discipline of healthy snack choices.
  49. Challenge family members to do an activity together, or together meet a family or personal goal.
  50. Phone the elderly or disabled. Max. 5 min. talking time.
  51. Call someone you haven't talked to in a while.
  52. Read the bible, or a religious book.
  53. Pray.
  54. Sing.
  55. Listen to music.
  56. Dance.
  57. Worship.
  58. Laugh.
  59. Meditation.
  60. Watch a new cable channel or streaming show.
  61. Install or cancel cable or streaming service.
  62. Wash your hair. Grease your scalp. Trim your ends.
  63. Shave hair areas of your body.
  64. Read books of various genres.
  65. Read magazines.
  66. Read someone's memoir or personal journey of something.
  67. Write with a pencil or pen.
  68. Create a To-Do or Shopping list.
  69. Check on your neighbor, be a good neighbor.

 

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