Love Our Seniors

elderly at the doctor

Do you have seniors in your family? Yes, we all have seniors in our family. Their presence in the family just changes the atmosphere. It is a privilege and honor to have people in your presence with so much knowledge and wisdom. With these individuals around, what more can we ask for? Being able to sit and converse with elderly family members is a great honor for the following reasons:

• You can ask any type of questions
• You can discuss how times are now versus the times during their earlier years

Being able to ask any type of question is like having your own expert within your reach. To get more insight on events in our lives that may be new to us, but very familiar to our love one is an awesome feeling. Because they experienced and seen drastic changes throughout their years , we have the advantage to become informed to be ahead of the event that is likely to occur. At the same time, we are being personally prepared when faced with future events.
It is a great feeling to be able to talk about how cheap items were back in their days compared to our current days. As someone who enjoys comparing and contrasting things, I tend to wonder what caused the drastic change over the period of years. Our seniors are very special and loving people. Yes, they have their grouchy moments, but you can’t help but to love them. Therefore, we need to make sure they are being taken care of and their health as well as well being is monitored to keep them around for many more years. Choose today to love our seniors.

Prayer in Public Places

prayer hands surrounding by branches

Should prayer be banned from public places? Public places where prayer was once acceptable such as: football fields before a game, in schools, and in the gymnasiums before starting a basketball game.
Prayers were prayed in schools for safety. The prayers that were prayed probably included: hope for success as students take exams. With students having the faith as they attempt to master essential exams, they begin to feel relaxed and confident. After saying a prayer, students would feel empowered. Now, our students feel hopeless, helpless, and afraid. They feel left alone with no support. Therefore, they become uninterested in learning due to the lack of support and guidance.
Prayers before games have been prayed with the intentions of winning-having the victory over competitors. Prayers were prayed for the following reasons:

• so players will not be injured while on the field or basketball court
• that the coach would receive spiritual guidance and direction while calling plays
• that each family would make it home safely

Overall, there is only one God and one nation. With authority given to man, our world has been segregated in various areas such as:
• Religion
• Financial Status
• Race
• Classification of Illness
• Neighborhoods

When all the separation is completed, we are still one. I just love the phrase from my belated pastor who would say, “If you get a knife and cut us all, we all bleed red blood”. Prayer is the answer to all things. It has been the key for me and it is highly needed in our lives daily. Personally, it helps to build my faith. Despite of what’s going on in the world, I say a prayer and I begin to feel content and I become renewed as well as strengthened each and every day. It is not too late, we need prayer back into our public places.

Are You Interested in Tips on Guest Blogging?

guest-blogging

1. Be specific – Let them know what you want. Topic, length, author bios, photos vs. no photos, language restrictions, anything that you can do to make it easier for there not to be problems later on is great! Then if the guidelines aren’t followed you will have a leg to stand on when you ask for a re-write or decide not to post what they have sent you.

2. Follow up – If your setting up a schedule, give them a deadline and follow-up if it isn’t met. You may even want to send them a reminder a week in advance. After the blog is posted, send them the link in case they want to share it with friends or see how it turned out.

3. Share- Let your readers know in advance that you will be hosting a guest blogger. Share the link with your followers on Twitter, Facebook, and even your e-mail list if you have one after it’s been posted. Someone has taken time out of their schedule to produce quality work for your blog, for free. Pay them back by getting them as much exposure as possible.

For more great tips on helping you be a successful guest blogger, check out “A Step-by-Step Guide to Guest Blogging” by Shelley Hitz.

How Has Facebook Helped You?

How has Facebook helped you? Facebook has helped me tremendously. This awesome social networking site has helped me to:

• Reunite with classmates from elementary to high school
• Reunite with family members that I haven’t seen in years
• Locate people nationally who are like minded

Reuniting with fellow classmates has been incredible. To see how my classmates have loss weight or gained weight has been very interesting. It is amazing to see those who have started families and those who have gotten married. Most of all, it amazing to see how some classmates have married other classmates. It is so amazing and thrilled to see especially when they were classmates who didn’t like each other or were always in little high school love quarrels. With the feature of tagging their beautiful and hilarious pictures that others can see. Overall, it is a great thing to know that my classmates are alive and doing well.
Getting in contact with family members that I haven’t seen in years has been my primary usage of Facebook. At times, I begin to think about certain family members and wonder where are they

Facebook has helped me in finding relatives and coming in contact with family members I was unaware of. There have been numerous of times when I thought certain relatives were in still in our hometown state. But, they have moved on to another state or country due to a career change. Many have moved to other states because of the festivities it has to offer or due to marriage decisions.

Being able to connect with like minded people who has been a unique tool Facebook offer to users. It is very helpful to connect with like mnded people because of the feedback and the help that can be received when working on various projects. I am so willing to listen to what others has to say and try to make the process of completing my projects as simple as possible. So, there is nothing more helpful than others posting valuable information to see completed projects before me.

Overall, Facebook has been a valuable tool in my life. I am so thankful of the progress of technology.

Tips for Hosting Guest Bloggers

1. Be specific – Let them know what you want. Topic, length, author bios, photos vs. no photos, language restrictions, anything that you can do to make it easier for there not to be problems later on is great! Then if the guidelines aren’t followed you will have a leg to stand on when you ask for a re-write or decide not to post what they have sent you.

2. Follow up – If your setting up a schedule, give them a deadline and follow-up if it isn’t met. You may even want to send them a reminder a week in advance. After the blog is posted, send them the link in case they want to share it with friends or see how it turned out.

3. Share- Let your readers know in advance that you will be hosting a guest blogger. Share the link with your followers on Twitter, Facebook, and even your e-mail list if you have one after it’s been posted. Someone has taken time out of their schedule to produce quality work for your blog, for free. Pay them back by getting them as much exposure as possible.

For more great tips on helping you be a successful guest blogger, check out “A Step-by-Step Guide to Guest Blogging” by Shelley Hitz.

Guest Blogging Etiquette

1. Stay on topic – If they ask you to write about something (no matter how broad or narrow the category) stay on topic! Don’t agree if you can’t write about what they are asking. It’s that simple.

2. Know your definitions – If you are asked to be a guest blogger, know what they want from you. A guest blogger writes a post to be posted on someone else’s blog. A blog interview is where you answer questions to be posted on someone’s blog, and a feature is when they blog about you. It’s important for you to know the differences.

3. Mind the details – If they ask for a 500 word post, get as close as possible without being insanely shorter or longer. If they don’t specify, you may want to check if it matters. If they ask for a picture, be sure to send one. If they ask for an author bio, include one. Following instructions is of utmost importance.

4. Be on time – No one likes a no-show! If you commit to getting them a blog by such and such of date, do so. If something does comes up where you won’t be able to meet the deadline, at least be courteous enough to let them know and offer an apology.

5. Link it up- Let your followers know that you will be guest blogging at so and so’s blog on such and such of dates, and share their link. They are giving you free advertising, pay them back by doing the same for them. Once your post is up, share the link with your followers on Facebook, Twitter and the like

To start Guest Blogging, visit Guest Blogging Etiquette