The job of a teacher is perhaps the least recognized, they play an important role in our success and we also mold to meet the challenges of life. You can not make up your love and concern, but can, in many ways, show your gratitude and appreciation but the most important. How can you reward their efforts in a special way and without breaking the bank? Continue reading
Summer is over and Labor Day has passed. Get ready for darker days and colder nights this month. School is back in session and you guys are probably gearing up for your favorite TV shows coming out in a few weeks. So what is this one holiday you didn’t know was happening? If you guessed National Ice Cream Day, well, you are way off!
September 7th is officially Grandparent’s Day. Back in 1978 President Jimmy Carter announced that National Grandparent’s Day would be celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Labor Day.
When was the last time you talked to good ol’ grandma or grandpa? This is the perfect occasion to reconnect with them or give them that extra little bit of love, and show them how special they are in YOUR life. Continue reading
People love their pets and we treat them as if they’re members of the family. When a pet passes, it can be a very dark time in our lives. The loss of a pet often times feels like the loss of a close relative and is likely to affect both physical and mental health. Researchers from the University of Hawaii’s animal science department did a study to determine the level of grief and stress that a pet owner experiences when a pet dies. The veterinary clinic interviewed 106 pet owners and found that 52 percent had lost one or more pets from natural causes and 37 percent had lost a pet to euthanasia. Although many pet owners experience great grief when a pet dies, about 30 percent reported grief that lasted six months or longer. Severe grief that resulted in major life disruption was not as common however; it was estimated to have been experienced by as high as 12 percent of those studied. Although the loss of a pet if often times life altering, it is not always recognized by friends, acquaintances, or co-workers. Because the loss of pet doesn’t always get treated as a significant or authentic occasion for grieving, people may not always know how to cope with their loss or a friend’s loss. Continue reading
Ever wanted to show how grateful you are to a current or former teacher? Or just how much you appreciate them? Did you know National Teacher Appreciation Day is on May 6? Few other professionals touch as many people’s lives as teachers do. Educators contribute to communities across the world everyday and in many ways. During Teacher Appreciation Day, thousands of communities will take the time to honor and respect their local educators. The commitment, enthusiasm and hard work of all educators- past, present, and future deserves to be recognized. National Teacher’s Appreciation Day is your opportunity to show your appreciation to teachers for all the effort they put in each day and the great education we receive thanks to them. Continue reading