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Dr APJ Adbul Kalam: Dream before your dream can come true

Dr Adbul Kalam

Dr APJ Adbul Kalam was born poor to a fisherman family in 1931.

An ordinary person who did extraordinary things by inspiring millions that the future of India rests with the young people.  He became the 11th president of India from 2002 to 2007.

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Family First. Simple Advice about Giving from Grandma

Grandma Wisdom to Give, Love and Share

A page in Grandma Sol’s journal asked, “What advice would you give future generations….?”

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Building the Dream Brick by Brick

“Rule #2 is break the rules so I chose to break rule #4, which is work my butt off. Now I am lying in bed eating nachos and watching motivational videos”  was one of the comments from You-tube viewer of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 6 Rules of Success which I almost fell out from my chair laughing out loud.

Another comment was Arnold was given a speech to read.  One viewer questioned, “How do I know he's not giving me the wrong advice?” 

To answer that question is to look at Arnold’s life.

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The Union Must and Shall be Preserved. One Nation Under God.

The Union Must Be Preserved. One Nation Under God.

What have we become as a nation?  Are we heading in the right direction?

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Of Mother and Of Beautiful Life Lived

Life is a journey…

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No Bullshit Stories and Tips From Europe Vacation

Europe Family Vacation

We made a good decision to take a Mediterranean cruise family vacation in a way that we visited many parts of Europe in two weeks.  We were entertained and fed on the boat.

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1st Generation Immigrants Provided an Environment and Best Practices in Raising Smart Kids

Smart Asian Kids play musical instrument

May is the month of school graduations.  In many ceremonies audience will witness many kids of different backgrounds receive honors and awards.  Out of the ordinary, they will hear an Asian kid is one of the top of the class despite being a minority.

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Happy Mother's Day, From one Exhausted Mother to Another

Happy Mother's Day

Mother's Day should be the happiest day of the year for a mom right? The holiday was created to celebrate mothers, to shower them with love and gratitude, to finally pay tribute to all the work we do.  But this year, for me, Mother's Day came with a big,heaping serving of guilt.

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Some Guys Have All the Luck to Live in Paradise

Some Guys Have All the Luck

Meet Pete and Virginia.  At about 8am on a lovely spring day, they would set up the beach umbrellas and chairs.  Pete would carry the mattresses and lay them over on the beach chairs, while Virginia brings the umbrellas to every pair of beach chairs. Then, Pete stands the umbrella in between the beach chairs.

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Tim Tebow Takes the World By Storm

Tim Tebow - Super Bowl Champion of the People.

Fast forward to the future… Tim Tebow becomes a NFL starting quarterback and even lifts the Lombardi Trophy.  He wins the SUPER BOWL.

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Success/Sports
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I’m Still Waiting, But He Will Never Come

Loneliness and hardships are universal.   So as, the human spirit…  to hope,  to survive,  and to love again.

Many of us grew up with wonderful memories of our father. You must cherish those memories dearly because not all has a happy story. 

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Family/Growing Up
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The 2 Ways of Facing F.E.A.R. when Your Future is at Stake

Fear Not, and Soar

In life we come across with situations which are not necessarily in the brink of life or death; but our action will determine our future. 

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The Secret Behind the Cinderella Story

Race2Recovery Team

Race2Recovery team members with their Land Rover support vehicles on arrival in Rosario, Argentina [Picture: Copyright Francois Flamand, DPPI]
Success isn’t given; it’s earned, on the track, on the field, in the gym. With the blood, sweat and the occasional tears.’ 

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Do You Make These Ten Parenting Mistakes?

My Mom and Dad key to my life is love

 Being a parent is tricky business. There is no instruction manual with all the answers. It seems we are left all on our own, doing our best to make today's toddler tomorrow's trailblazer. But in spite of our best efforts, it is easy for us to fall into these common ten parenting mistakes.

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Top 5 Father to Daughter Life Lessons

Top 5 Father to Daughter Life Lessons

When Theresa was born, Rose gave me the “Father to Daughter. Life Lessons on Raising a Girl.” by Harry H. Harrison Jr.  It’s a great complement to “Father to Son” book.

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Family/Dads
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