June 19th – July 2nd

Rainy weather really put a damper on this weekend;  I spent most of it trying to enjoy the fluorescent lights and buzzing of a cathode ray tube.  Life can be dreary when the weather doesn’t reflect your mood or daily ambitions, but I know good weather is right around the corner.

The Fourth of July is going to be here any day now and the summer heat isn’t going any where anytime soon.  Over the last week we’ve gotten some big things accomplished for our local program.  We now have a permanent spot at Altha School, soon we’ll be involved in a brand new location, and we’re thinking up some sweet t-shirts for next year’s Green Dot gear.

Over the weekend I read an article about making people feel included and I think it’s something that we can all relate to.  Here’s a link to the article:

http://community.today.com/parentingteam/post/am-i-invisible-the-pain-relieving-response-to-being-rejected-or-excluded_1518190386?cid=sm_npd_td_fb_pa

Rachael shares a story of bringing her daughter to an extracurricular activity where they were both not well included.  Rachael shares that even some of the other parents were a little bitter or rude to them when they asked about what was going on in the activity that day.  However, Rachael was not deterred, but instead she turned it into a learning experience for her daughter and she told her to remember this feeling.  Remember it because other people feel alone, and remember it because you can make this feeling go away for others.

I think that no matter where you are, you’re bound to bump into lonely somebodies.  Any day you can make a huge difference in someone’s life, just by being yourself and showing you care.  No matter who you are, or what makes it hard, you can be the change in someones life that they were so badly needing.  Be that change today, because you have the tools and ability as a bystander to become someone’s hero.

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