Make the world a better place-March/April-be thankful
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Started by metmike - March 2, 2021, 10:56 p.m.

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                Started by joj - Jan. 23, 2021, 3:58 p.m.    

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                Started by metmike - Nov. 4, 2020, 8:18 p.m.    

Smile and say hello to everyone you pass on the street!Happy Smiley Emoticon Face — Stock Photo, Image

By metmike - March 5, 2021, 12:24 p.m.
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Take the PREVENTS Pledge to REACH and support suicide prevention

By metmike - March 11, 2021, 8:45 p.m.
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Give a Compliment

Tell someone that you care about them by complimenting them. It can be a big compliment or a small one. The point is that you share what good you see in them. That will help them develop confidence and a stronger sense of self.

By metmike - March 13, 2021, 1:40 a.m.
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Recognize the humanity of other people, and respect their dignity

Consciously realize that the homeless man you pass on the street every day is, in fact, a man. Through choices of his own or circumstances out of his control, he ended up in this situation, and that makes him no less human. Say hello and warmly greet him. Your greeting could bring healing to his heart, and help heal the world one person at a time. Treat people as equals, no matter how you interpret their social standing.

By metmike - March 14, 2021, 7:22 p.m.
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To love means loving the unlovable. G. K. Chesterton

By metmike - March 17, 2021, 8:37 p.m.
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30 Irish Americans making the world a better place


A look back at IrishCentral’s month of Unsung Heroes.  We wanted to get to know the people across the U.S. who today are making phenomenal differences in their respective fields.

By metmike - March 21, 2021, 2:17 a.m.
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The rewards of volunteering are often greater than those of monetary donations. 

By metmike - March 24, 2021, 10:42 p.m.
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        By metmike - March 5, 2021, 4:15 p.m.            




By metmike - March 28, 2021, 12:54 a.m.
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Every day you wake up, be grateful.

It is a  miracle that we are all here—think about all the things that had to be in sync for us to become the crazy beautiful creatures that we all are. Life is by no means easy, and lots of things happen that we can’t foresee, but we are here to learn, and be bruised, and return to being real.

Every day we have on this earth is a chance to make it a better place.

Reasons to be grateful:

By metmike - April 1, 2021, 1:16 a.m.
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Try to overcome cognitive bias that causes everybody to WANT to believe certain things and disbelieve other things based on our political identity.

Look for reasons why those that disagree with you might be right or why the opposite political party might be doing something good. 

As well as using the scientific method...........question are own beliefs and assumptions until we can prove them with objective facts......not subjective facts from people that believe the same as we do or sites that push agenda that we like. 

OBJECTIVE FACTS that stand up to scrutiny from ALL sides. 

By metmike - April 5, 2021, 1:28 p.m.
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Change--because it's the only way to grow.

By metmike - April 6, 2021, 10:08 p.m.
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Dogs--because they're always glad you're home.

TRY NOT TO CRY: Dogs Meet Their Owner After Long Time II

My favorite time of day is when Deb gets home, letting our cockapoo, Macy out to run up to greet her. Macy gets excited to see us.............even if we've been away for an hour.

By metmike - April 10, 2021, 11:52 p.m.
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Music--because it raises your spirit.

Greatest composers in modern times

By metmike - April 11, 2021, 11:51 p.m.
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Be thankful for...............Computers--because they're so darn useful.

By 7475 - April 12, 2021, 7:15 a.m.
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This is in response to your last one, mm.

 I'm no tech wiz but i certainly do appreciate the tech world.

Unable to get help from my tech savvy friends and family arounf'97-'98 when i bought my first computer I looked for alternatives.

 I had no training for computers at all and took a basic "Adult Education" course designed for beginners and taught by a teacher who taught 3rd graders the basic skills.That helped immensely but ive struggled ever since. Slowly I ve learned and slowly Ive typed since.

 Anyway, Ive offered to pay for and attend similar classes with senior  friends who are out of the " computer  loop ". Having a friend and "coach" next to you during those classes seems like a very positive approach to convincing an outsider to embark on a voyage to computer land but have only experienced resistance. I would benefit also from a refresher course with question and answer capabilities.

 You can lead a horse to water but.... life w/o computer capabilities--- Ugh !


By metmike - April 12, 2021, 1:13 p.m.
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Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful comment John!

I know enough to get by from using the computer for 2+ decades but on big problems, have my 33 year old son, Quinn come to the rescue.

By metmike - April 12, 2021, 11:32 p.m.
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The ever-present opportunity to learn lessons from bad decisions and use make better decisions in the future!

By metmike - April 13, 2021, 4:50 p.m.
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Our brain and memory that allow us to learn from the many mistakes we make...........that we acknowledge because of having an open mind!

By metmike - April 14, 2021, 12:24 a.m.
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Be grateful

By metmike - April 16, 2021, 12:13 a.m.
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Cable TV--because 120 channels is cool.

120? how about 1,200!!! 

Dang, I remember 3 main channels in Detroit growing up.  CBS-2 NBC-4 and ABC-7. Then channel 9 which came from Windsor, Ontario Canada.

Then there were 3 UHF stations, Channels, 50, 56, 62.

History of Michigan TV Broadcasting

By metmike - April 17, 2021, 12:45 a.m.
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By metmike - April 17, 2021, 11:24 p.m.
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Be thankful for: The natural talents you were born to share

By metmike - April 19, 2021, 11:25 p.m.
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Be thankful for "the gift of language" and the opportunities to use it in a positive way to express love and make people happy and to provide enlightenment with truth. 

By metmike - April 22, 2021, 2:16 a.m.
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Be thankful for........................electricity and all the things that it can do for us.

212 things that are electric:

By metmike - April 24, 2021, 2:35 a.m.
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Doctors--because they help us get healthy.

By metmike - April 25, 2021, 1:06 a.m.
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Forgiveness--because it eases the heart.

By metmike - April 27, 2021, 1:58 a.m.
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Relationships--because they're what make us human.

By metmike - April 28, 2021, 12:03 a.m.
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Thanks for electricity.........and the fossil fuels that generate it!

By metmike - April 30, 2021, 1:55 a.m.
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Yourself--because YOU are why you're unique.

By metmike - May 3, 2021, 2:02 a.m.
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Consider yourself lucky and be grateful for your wonderful family. Express that gratefulness if you are lucky enough to have family who is more like friends: They’re people you can confide in and who will be there for you through thick and thin. Some people don’t have that kind of family, so be grateful. And remember to tell them how lucky you are.