Share the Link Of Your Favorite Blogger!

share_logoTom Slatin sent me a great idea via Twitter and I am going to do something a little different while on vacation. Here is the basic idea for this link share post:

  • I want you to leave a link to the blog which you love the most (not your own page!)
  • Reblog this post to help spread the love.
  • Leave a brief description of the page you love and why you love it!

 

This should be a ton of fun and is a great way to selflessly help another blogger.

The Helpers Don’t Always Help

Meet A Journey With You!

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A Journey With You

I don’t know if it was being the youngest and only girl in a family of boys and men, or if it was growing up poor in a small town in Eastern Washington, or if it was spending my high school years seeing and living with the truly poor of Egypt, or if it was the liberal arts school I attended, any, or all, of those things could have instilled in me a desire for social justice, equality, compassion and empathy. It may have been all those things combined along with many experiences I had with people being outsiders, bullied, and discriminated against. Whatever the reasons were, I became a social worker after college and I like most social workers, I had a true desire to help people.

After several years as a social worker, I developed what those of us in my office called, “social worker humor and sensibilities.”…

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How to Gain Free Publicity for Your Page: Reblogging

2Today as is my usual routine on Meet and Greet weekends, I will be reblogging posts.  Please leave the link to your post in the comments and I will review for family-friendly content and then reblog.

If you leave a link please reblog this post as a “thank you” to Dream Big.  It is appreciated!

Hope everyone has a great Friday.

Why Mentoring Matters…

Why does mentoring matter? Read this post!

Sherill SMILEs

Welcome New Blog Followers!

For many, many years of mentoring, I’ve witnessed the changing of lives both young and old. Because of mentoring received throughout my young and adult years, it has allowed me to grow, learn, step outside of my comfort zone and reach for the stars. It has truly impacted my personal and professional life. Everyone should have a mentor or two. The role of a mentor is to encourage the personal and professional development of a mentee through the sharing of knowledge, expertise and experience.

Mentoring is giving advice or direction to someone using your own experiences to provide guidance. It also involves tutoring, skills training and coaching. Research shows that young people showed an increased belief in their abilities to succeed in school and felt less anxiety related to peer pressure. Your setbacks or struggles, where you have succeeded or failed is the best form of…

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How to Gain Free Exposure for Your Blog: Reblogging

2Today as is my usual routine on Meet and Greet weekends, I will be reblogging posts.  Please leave the link to your post in the comments and I will review for family-friendly content and then reblog.

If you leave a link please reblog this post as a “thank you” to Dream Big.  It is appreciated!

Hope everyone has a great Friday.

Richard Branson on the Value of Volunteering

credit: venis ivy

credit: venis ivy

I would consider Richard Branson to be an innovator in business and philanthropy.  I have written about how Branson started Virgin Airlines and was drawn to this article as soon as I saw the title.

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232329

1,000 Ways to Help Kids with Classroom Supplies

IMG_7125Each year teacher’s spend over $400 of their own money on their classrooms!!  Not to mention the number of hours they spend at home grading papers and tests; what a mission of love!  Check out DonorsChoose.org and find a classroom to help!

http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/search.html