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October 15, 2015

White Cane Safety Day
When I was growing up my Mama's best friend's husband was blind and we saw them a lot. So I grew up thinking a white cane was normal, I saw how helpful it was.
The Origin of the White Cane
Request a free white cane!
White Cane Laws for States
Be My Eyes App Brings Help to the Blind and Visually Impaired
Today contribute to an organization that helps blind people.
Consider how you can advocate for accommodations and rights for the blind and visually impaired.

Get Smart About Credit Day
National Credit Educational Services
Credit Card Pros and Cons
The Pros and Cons of Avoiding Credit Cards
Credit Repair: How to Help Yourself
3 Tips To Help Repair Your Credit Score Today

Conflict Resolution Day
Conflict is "my thing" and by that I mean it's my biggest fear trigger. In my early 30's I had to finally deal with this issue.  My fear of conflict was causing more conflict, manifesting in people pleasing, in short I was miserable. Through counseling I read a book. I studied and applied the principles and to this day I consider it to be one of the most life changing books I have ever read and absorbed.
Do I like conflict now?  NOPE.  But do I avoid it? NOPE.
Conflict is a slippery slope.  It can ruin your own emotional, and spiritual, health. It can, and will, ruin your personal relationships as well as your professional ones.
If you avoid conflict by either escaping or attacking I highly encourage you to address that avoidance and learn how to face conflict in healthy ways.

If you need help in resolving conflict or learning how to resolve conflict, here is a list of organizations that offer services.


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of or prompted by feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia.

Watching my brothers become Uncles - thanks to my oldest redhead - has been one of the best things in my life. It was through their interactions with her from the moment she was born until present day that made me see the men they were growing up to be and what kind of Father's they would be to their own children someday. It takes nothing at all for me to think back to those days when she was an itty-bitty and my brothers - who had no experience with babies - took on soothing her when she cried, changing her diapers, helping feed her, and just snuggling. Mushy gushy heart.

What makes you sentimental today?