The Attitude of Gratitude

Posted: November 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

Great thoughts of gratitude!

From Behind the Pen

gratitude, thanksgiving, peace, grateful

This week in our country and many parts of the world, we will celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Throughout the week I will be posting a few things that warrant an attitude of gratitude, regardless of the day or occasion. Each morning, no matter how I feel, I wake up thanking God for witnessing a new day I will never experience again. To kick off this week and stay on target with what Thanksgiving means to me, I am dusting off my poem “Celebrating the Shades of Thanksgiving” to get this week’s gratitude meter rolling. Cheers!

Celebrating the Shades of Thanksgiving

In the spirit of giving thanks
reflect on your abundant blessings
remember the horn of plenty
overflowing with the fruitfulness of love.

The robust bouquet of Autumn’s hue
like a kaleidoscope of human diversity
with hands joined, eyes closed and heads bowed
our fundamental strength is embracing unity.

Gratefulness is the essence…

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Changing Gears

Posted: November 7, 2017 in Uncategorized

From Behind the Pen

Changing Gears, Life Lessons, Manual Transmission, Automatic Driving, Gear Shift

What type of vehicle do you drive manual or automatic? While automatic is easier to navigate, manual drive vehicles require the alertness and mechanics of your body and cognitive skill sets.

Changing gears means to quickly or abruptly change what one is doing or discussing. In life, we all too often have to change gears because life is unpredictable which makes our decision-making process even more unpredictable.

When I was in high school I drove a school bus. Oh, the power of driving a 5-speed vehicle. During those days, we drove responsibly so student drivers were not an uncommon thing. I saved up my money from driving the school bus and working part-time after school, to purchase my very first car. Believe it or not, it was a 3-speed 1973 school bus gold, Ford Mustang fastback, that Lord knows I wished I had today.

For those of you who know…

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Attempt and Accomplishment

Posted: October 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

InKNOWvative Concepts

Accomplishment, Achievement, Success, Work

Have a great and productive week!

“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”
-Unknown

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What Part of No Do You Not Understand?

Posted: October 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

Do not be shamed into silence. #StopSexualHarrassment

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Sexual Harassment, Sexual Abuse, Harassment, kymgmoore.com

No Means No

No to making me engage in something against my will
No to submitting myself to your oppressive humiliation
No to being a slave to your salacious appetite
No to silencing me with scare tactics and intimidation
No to devaluing my self-worth for your demented pleasure
No to compromising my self-respect and weakening my sanity
No to sending my spirit into a crawl space of shame
No more will you get away with shredding my sense of dignity.
No more bullying! No more victim! Game over. I win!
– ©Kym Gordon Moore

Intolerable behavior and disrespect is not an acceptable option with a “free get out of jail card” anymore. The news of sexual harassment and sexual abuse allegations has been exploding with reports in unprecedented numbers. For centuries sexual harassment has been a swinging pendulum offenders have used to intimidate their victims to control them by silencing…

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Hope: Something To Hold On To

Posted: October 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

From Behind the Pen

Hope, Expectation, Desire, Possibility, Optimism

Sometimes to get through the day, we need to hold on to a little bit of hope. 

Hope, Expectation, Desire, Possibility, Optimism Image credit: Petr Kratochvil

Hope, Optimism, Expectation, Desire, Faith Image credit: Rostislav Kralik

Hope, Faith, Expectation, Encouragement Image credit: Dawn Hudson

Hope, Faith, Charity, Desire Image credit: Circe Denyer

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV)

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Can You Hear Me?

Posted: September 29, 2017 in Awareness, Benevolent, Charities

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Deaf Awareness Week, Hearing Impaired, Hard of HearingImage Credit: pqmonthly.com

You know, it’s interesting to watch people who meet someone who is deaf suddenly get the urge to speak loud, almost shouting in some cases. Sadly, more often than not, we find that people tend to be uneasy around someone who is different from them, thus creating an atmosphere of awkwardness, exclusion, alienation, and marginalization.

I remember a community event I, along with another co-worker were assigned to do for a Springfest event in the mid-80’s. I worked for a cosmetics company in a major department store at that time and no one else in the department wanted to leave the store to participate in this assignment. The Buyer decided to “make” me and another counter manager attend the event…end of discussion. When my coworker and I found out that this presentation was for a statewide festival for deaf students, we were scared to death because we…

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Charity, Recycling, Ecosurety, Hubbub, Environmental

Image Credit: mrw.co.uk

BY MRW REPORTER

Compliance specialist Ecosurety is allocating compliance evidence revenue to support campaigns by Hubbub, an environmental charity that specialises in behaviour change, in a bid to boost UK recycling.

Obligated producers and recyclers will be canvassed about which issues or campaigns should be prioritised as part of the partnership between Ecosurety and Hubbub.

A public awareness campaign will be launched in the autumn with major UK retailers to encourage more households to recycle domestic batteries.
Recent campaigns by Hubbub include a coffee cup recycling initiative and anti-litter strategies.

Ecosurety members’ compliance payments will be put towards consumer awareness campaigns via its Circularety platform, set up with the aim of increasing transparency and recycling in the UK.

They are expected to generate more recycling and ultimately lower costs for producer members.

EcosuretyJames Piper, managing director at Ecosurety (pictured), said: “We strongly feel that if UK consumers were better informed and therefore better able to care about recycling best practice, our recycling rates would increase even further.

“The collaboration with Hubbub, and use of compliance evidence money that has already been spent by producers, aims to fix this disconnect between the consumer and the waste and recycling industry.”

Trewin Restorick, Hubbub chief executive, said: ”We are committed to creating campaigns with tangible impacts and longevity, and are excited to devise awareness-raising campaigns to help UK consumers make better choices about how and what they recycle.”

Ecosurety was a double winner at MRW’s 2017 National Recycling Awards.

Article source: https://www.mrw.co.uk/latest/charity-recruited-for-recycling-campaigns/10023513.article