What Would Happen If People Were Paid to Become Educated? – Thoughts

Kid in CuffsWhat would happen if we paid people to attend school and take classes instead of charging tuition? Suppose parents were fined when their children skipped class or cut school, and suppose individuals who chose not to take advantage of higher education forfeited income tax credits.

What would happen if we reallocated funds currently used for programs in prisons and correctional institutions to initiate a pay for education program for individuals outside of prison? What if we implemented this idea as a pilot program buy region or by time zone in the United States so we could evaluate whether or not it was doable, feasible, and effective?

What if after implementing such a program we were to reallocate money from social services, and the criminal justice system to education and hire more teachers, build more schools, and to pay students based on goals and learning objectives?

What if instead of waiting until a child protective services case was opened on a family due to an incident, all parents were required to take parenting classes and paid to attend such classes? What if by shifting the focus off of punishment onto prevention we were able to educate individuals and reduce gun, domestic, and other types of violence?

What if?????

Our educators deserve our gratitude for their efforts and the great results they obtain despite the severely limited resources they work with.

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I Actually Got an Apology Letter

Do you have an apology letter to write? How about a thank you letter?

Break Room Stories

When working as a fast food manager, we changed our store hours from being open 24 hours to closing at midnight. The business just wasn’t there to stay open all night. I had a customer try to come through the drive through, my employee told him that we were closed, sorry. The guy proceeded to yell and scream at my employee and even threatened him.

He then pulled into a parking lot next door and got out of his truck and started throwing beer cans at my store. I then called the police, but could only get a partial plate number. Well, as it turned out he called our 800 number that was listed on the window to complain, I then had his phone number, address and name.

The cops tracked him down and I actually got an apology letter that was addressed from the county court office. They made…

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Something to think about ………

How could I pass this one up???

It Is What It Is


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Other options, in no particular order:

Unconditional love
A clean conscience
Genuine serenity
Genuine human companionship
A natural good night’s sleep
Taste, class or character
Creativity or artistic ability
Priceless Items
Going back in time
Natively High Water Pressure
Sense of Humor

We ALL are ONE!! 


Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Teach Your Children

We ALL are connected!! 

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Our children are rude and ignorant, unfortunately they are our future

When will people ever get it? It does not cost a dime to smile and treat people nice!

My Opinion My Vote


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This is Victoria.

Never forget from the positive perspective means… Always Remember!

Kindness Blog

According to a cousin, Jim Wiltsie, a police officer, said the family had been told that Soto was attempting to get her class into a closet when the gunman entered the room.

“In our eyes, she’s a hero,” Wiltsie told ABC News.

“She was trying to shield, getting her children into a closet and protect them from harm. And by doing that put herself between the gunman and the children and that is when she was tragically shot and killed.”

Wiltsie said the family had taken some comfort in knowing that Soto died while doing a job that she loved.

“Her life dream was to be a teacher and her instincts kicked in when she saw there was harm coming towards her students,” he told ABC News, adding: “She lost her life doing what she loved. She loved her kids. Her goal in life was to be a teacher to…

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Day 25: Give Flowers to a Hospice Patient

29 Random Acts of Kindness

“The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” –Gandhi


Hospice is an organization that provides care for terminally-ill patients and their families. They help to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of the dying with compassion, dignity, and respect. Nothing I could do for this random act of kindness could come close to the kindness Hospice employees must display on an everyday basis. It’s a level of compassion I aspire to attain.

I recently contacted the Hospice near my apartment and asked them what would be a nice, small gift to give one of the patients. The receptionist that I spoke with gave me a few suggestions: cards, bright flowers, a food basket (for the family that visits if not for the patient), and personal care items like nice lotions or a warm, fuzzy blanket. Since I didn’t know who the…

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Day 26: Donate Blood

29 Random Acts of Kindness

“Compassion is not a religious business, it is a human business. It is not a luxury, it is essential for our peace and mental stability; it is essential for human survival.” –Dalai Lama


Have you ever gotten so excited about something that you literally fainted? Well that’s exactly what I did today. Only swap out “excited about something” with “low blood pressure.” Yea that’s a little more like it.

Some quick statistics about blood donation brought to you by the American Red Cross:

1) Approximately 41,000 blood donations are needed daily to match the demand. That’s 41,000 random acts of kindness.

2) But, out of the 38% of the population that is eligible to donate, less than 10% do.

3) One blood donation has the potential to save three lives


Prior to today, I was part of that 28% that is eligible to donate by never had. “I don’t like…

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Be thankful for good health!

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Today’s spot ……

It Is What It Is



This is where I am today … again!! 

Throughout these recent years of my life, my experience at work, as satisfying as my profession can be, wasn’t easy because I worked with “the system”. It was by repeating a series of phrases in my mind that I could make it through to the end …. to the day of my retirement.

“It is What is Is”, “Let it Go”, “Don’t fight it” and “Life is a series of unexpected events”. 

Today, I am in a spot where those phrases come back to mind to help me make it through the reality of my life.

“It is What is Is” ……. there’s no changing the reality. Life is what it is. There are options to making this reality better. These options are in front of me to chose how I will deal with my reality. You could say…

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Something to think about ……

It Is What It Is


Our thoughts are very powerful.

They will dictate our degree of happiness. 

Our happiness doesn’t depend on the material things that we accumulate during this journey.


Don’t forget to choose the good ones.


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We ALL are ONE!!

Karunesh – Nirvana Café – The Conversation

We ALL are connected to the UNIVERSE!! 

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