Yes, I know what day it is, it’s the 10th. But despite all my best efforts to avoid rampant illness over the holiday season, it crept up on me last week and knocked me down with five days of fever. Ugh.
Now I’m feeling better, ready to tackle another year. There are some good things coming this year, and I’m excited. I will share those things when I can. In the meantime, let’s enjoy some good news. I’ll bet you can’t read this story of what happened shortly before Christmas when the staff of a Dallas middle school asked for men to volunteer to be dads for some boys who don’t have dads in their lives at a “Breakfast with Dads” event….and not cry. God bless every single one of those men as well as all of those boys.
My kids are grown and my grandkids are little, so college isn’t really an issue in our family right now. But for homeschoolers, it looms large, so I like to share news of what’s going on in terms of whether or not teens can or should go to college. Lately I’m seeing more articles about companies no longer requiring new hires to have a college diploma, like this one and this one.
I see this as a good sign. I have nothing against going to college; in fact, my college experience was a great one. But I think that requiring every potential employee to have spent six figures (probably borrowed) to get that diploma is ridiculous, and I’m glad to see the landscape slowly changing.
A kind woman comes to the rescue of a man who didn’t realize he had to pay for an airline ticket for his two-year old and didn’t have the money; I just love stories about the kindness of strangers, don’t you?
A newly divorced dad found himself sharing an apartment with several other men, and promised his 3-year-old son he wouldn’t always live there: he said he would build a castle for the two of them. See how this father fulfilled his promise to his son HERE.
It’s easy to find people who have been stopped by a challenge. It’s a lot harder to find someone who overcomes a challenge, especially when they’re elderly. Here’s a lovely article about a woman who is bedridden and stuck in a nursing home, and how she has discovered that painting is enjoyable and helps her pass the time.