20 Day Challenge: Day 4

17 Words You Like

  1. Beautiful
  2. Divine
  3. Angel
  4. Miracle
  5. Peace
  6. Friend
  7. Home
  8. Rainbow
  9. Freedom
  10. Flower
  11. Sunshine
  12. Happy/happiness
  13. Heaven
  14. Dream
  15. Magical
  16. Hope
  17. Wonder/wonderful
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20 Day Challenge: Day 2

19 Quotes You Love

  1. For  beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only  words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never  alone.
    Audrey  Hepburn
  2. Nothing  is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!
    Audrey  Hepburn
  3. I  have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where  they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their  character.
    Martin  Luther King, Jr.
  4. Faith  is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole  staircase.
    Martin  Luther King, Jr.
  5. Our  lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that  matter.
    Martin  Luther King, Jr.
  6. Peace  begins with a smile.
    Mother Teresa
  7. Every  great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the  strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the  world.
    Harriet  Tubman
  8. Don’t  let the fear of striking out hold you back.
    Babe Ruth
  9. Every  charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
    Henry Ward  Beecher
  10. There  are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects  it.
    Edith  Wharton
  11. There  is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.
    Han Suyin
  12. Your  talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to  God.
    Leo  Buscaglia
  13. If  you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy,  practice compassion.
    Dalai Lama
  14. Imagine  all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the  only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as  one.
    John  Lennon
  15. Peace  is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a  time.
    Lyndon  B. Johnson
  16. Never  be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no  one’s definition of your life; define yourself.
    Harvey  Fierstein
  17. We  need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our  diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive  such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and  inclusion.
    Max  de Pree
  18. So  I say to you, Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock,  and the door will be opened for you.
    Jesus  Christ

20 Day Challenge: Day 1

20 Dreams You Have

  1. Get degrees in baking
  2. Get degrees in special education
  3. Get degrees in photography
  4. Move out of my parents’ house
  5. Get married
  6. Have children
  7. Travel the world
  8. Meet Andrea Bocelli
  9. Visit the major cities in the world
  10. Live on a farm and raise horses
  11. Write at least one book and have it published
  12. Open up a bakery
  13. Adopt children
  14. Learn as many languages as I can
  15. Be more outgoing
  16. Meet Buddy Valastro
  17. Create a bear at Build-a-Bear
  18. Learn about as many disabilities as possible, and create a blog for it
  19. Compete in show jumping/dressage competitions
  20. Take a road trip with friends

8 Day Random Challenge: Day 8

1 thing you want to change about the world

One thing I want to change about the world is all the violence, and intollerance.

It seems like more and more people don’t care about anything anymore, these days. They feel like they have to hurt people, to get others to listen or take notice of them.

They think that violence is the only way to solve things, when it is not. They also think that degrading/bullying/hurting people for being who they are is also ok.

When people hurt others for being who they are, they just don’t understand the impact that has on the victim(s).

If someone is hurting, and feels like they need to take it out on others, they really need to take it out in a more positive, encouraging way, instead of causing a lot of pain.

If people turn away from violence (weapons, gangs, etc.) and more towards a safer outlet, like art, or sports, or anything less violent, then the world would be a lot better place to live in.

People would be less cautious of others, they would be more willing to communicate with others, more willing to accept others into their life.

People are intollerant of others, because they just don’t know them. They don’t know who they are, what their disability is about (if they have one), their religion, and because of stereotypes that are out there, that just aren’t true.

They have probably grown up thinking that a certain religion or disability, or a certain look is bad, and that they are to look down on people with those identifications. And that is just wrong. People are people, no matter their religion, disability, race, ethnicity, or looks. Accept them for who they are, and there would be less violence in the world.