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  • Each and every person in this world is afraid of something. And one of the most common is the fear of failure. But to achieve success we need to overcome our fears and be confident in ourselves. With self-confidence comes success.

    Overcoming Fear

    Overcoming Fear

    by Sudhir2

  • The creative side of me has been yearning to break through for a very long time. As a young girl, I kept notebook sized diaries in which I would record everything that went on in my household. And, there was plenty material to draw from since I am...

    Writing Poetry As A Hobby

    Writing Poetry As A Hobby

    by MAJohnson0608

  • In the late 1960's/ early 70's we didn't celebrate Halloween with sparkly shop bought costumes, nor with pumpkins or trick or treat! So how did we liven things up at Halloween all those years ago?

    An Old Scottish Halloween

    An Old Scottish Halloween

    by Helen Murphy Howell13

  • If I had to choose two words that define the ethos of the hillfolk I met during my brief sojourn in Kandbari, they would be simple and contented. This is the fifth in a series of ten Hubs on a holiday in Kandbari. Beauty abounds in the hills of...

    The Hillfolk of Kandbari-A Photo Essay

    The Hillfolk of Kandbari-A Photo Essay

    by sabu singh56

  • My husband died suddenly two months ago. It was so very cold that night and we had just gone to bed. I was snuggled safely beside him, my hand on his chest and his arm around me. Then his breathing changed. I could not wake him. I called to...

    The Things I Learned From My Husband's Death

    The Things I Learned From My Husband's Death

    by womanNshadows66

  • Remember Woodstock, those "three days of music and peace?" Although I didn't go, but if I had took to hitching it, I would have been hauled to jail.

    What America Needs is Another Woodstock

    What America Needs is Another Woodstock

    by Kenneth Avery4

  • What is it about an attractive or intriguing woman that turns an ordinary man into a creative whirlwind? What magical process enables him to invent, to sculpt, to paint, to write or to compose a masterpiece out of thin air simply by concentrating on...

    Why Men Love a Muse

    Why Men Love a Muse

    by Winsome77

  • For many years, I was a man of the right. Recently, I switched to the left. This is an introduction to my story with the hopes that it will encourage many of you to make the transition.

    Left: A Coming-Out Story

    Left: A Coming-Out Story

    by William R Bowen Jr6

  • Have you ever wondered what would happen if a zombie outbreak happened? Will we be able to survive it or will the human race be pushed to extinction?

    Zombie Apocalypse Survival

    Zombie Apocalypse Survival

    by Sudhir0

  • I was the top student at junior school and was expected to fly through secondary school without a hitch. But I found my all girls' private school too rigid in its discipline and I started to rebel.

    Does Too Much Discipline at School Make Pupils Rebel?

    Does Too Much Discipline at School Make Pupils Rebel?

    by Karen Evans13

  • I spent 40 years of my life trying to find Christ in Christianity. It was only after embracing Buddhism that I began to see Jesus as he truly is, free of the theological blinders imposed by my lifelong religious misconceptions.

    How Buddhism Helped me to See Jesus in a New Way

    How Buddhism Helped me to See Jesus in a New Way

    by Ezra Wilson3

  • See your mind's eye to a new identity. Find yourself away from the rat race built of your own accord, but easy to leave and start over again. Take the steps, see were you end up, let me know.

    How to Run Away and Never Be Found!

    How to Run Away and Never Be Found!

    by Katie Seagal2

  • Just a couple of cloth items that together, can hold a diesel truck fast. Or could save a mountain climber, God forbid, with their combined strength. But sadly, these items have taken a beaten and neglected since their invention.

    Some Belated Praise For Shoelaces

    Some Belated Praise For Shoelaces

    by Kenneth Avery4

  • These are just some of the little things that annoy us as humans. Can you relate to any of them?

    100 Pet Peeves

    100 Pet Peeves

    by Erin Bower14

  • Animals are more than a bundle of fur and noise. Tap into the advantages animals bring about.

    Celebrating Animal Miracles

    Celebrating Animal Miracles

    by Li-Jen Hew12

  • Rochelle Frank’s Hub called Survival in the 1930's is an eye opening account of survival that many people born after 1960 probably cannot imagine -- Unless they were born into the poverty of the poorest Appalachian regions, the most destitute part of a rundown inner city, or a third world country. I have only a few stories to contribute.

    Ghosts Of The Great Depression - 1930s Poverty

    Ghosts Of The Great Depression - 1930s Poverty

    by Patty Inglish MS31

  • "There is no greater love than that of a man who lays down his life for his friends." John 15:13. It means something different to everyone. 32 years ago I discovered what it means to me.

    How I Learned the Meaning of Friendship

    How I Learned the Meaning of Friendship

    by Leland Johnson12

  • I went to elementary school in a two-room schoolhouse. In one room, students were in grades 1-3. In the next room, students were in grades 4-7. Habits were formed then that are part of my life today. This is an interesting read even if you didn't go to a two-room schoolhouse.

    Morning Inspection and Morning Devotion

    Morning Inspection and Morning Devotion

    by Margaret Minnicks2

  • Knowing that everyone must die and everything is temporary, the real purpose of our lives should not be achieving success or getting rich. It also is not eating, drinking, and being merry. In preparing for life after death, our purpose of life should be to love and worship God and love one another

    What Is the Purpose of My Life on Earth?

    What Is the Purpose of My Life on Earth?

    by Paul Richard Kuehn10

  • An awe-inspiring sunset has much to say about life and the ways in which we should live. Don't let another breathtaking moment pass you by!

    5 Life Lessons Taught By a Sunset

    5 Life Lessons Taught By a Sunset

    by Liz Davis6

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  • After 15 years of being a devout Christian and having impenetrable faith, I share most of my life story of how I came to lack belief in God.

    Why I'm No Longer Religious

    Why I'm No Longer Religious

    by Sam Wickstrom62

  • I met my second husband in high school, we drifted apart, and met again after 28 years. This time, we fell in love and got married, and are grateful that we found each other again. This is a great story for people who want to look up a love from their past.

    How I Met The Love of My Life...Again...and Married Him!

    How I Met The Love of My Life...Again...and Married Him!

    by Karen Hellier23

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  • You and I have been conned for years about the true, blue friend of (almost) every western scene shot in the ghost towns when tumbleweeds go rolling in front of the camera are very calm and collected. You may shudder when you read this piece.

    The True Importance of Tumbleweeds

    The True Importance of Tumbleweeds

    by Kenneth Avery2

  • Much of the time, people cannot seem to eloquently state logical advice, and instead reach in the bag of horrendous inspirational quotes. This adds nothing to the discussion. Let's explore examples.

    13 Inspirational Quotes and Why They Are Bullshit

    13 Inspirational Quotes and Why They Are Bullshit

    by Luke M. Simmons33

  • Lost is the art of rushing to the mailbox for physical mail, as digital communications are the way of the world. I sometimes still long for the simple days of getting a letter from a friend, rather than a text message.

    Pen Pals: The Lost Art Of Letter Writing

    Pen Pals: The Lost Art Of Letter Writing

    by Jennifer B2

  • Omar's Rubaiyat is one of Alex's poetic and artistic illustrations of the deeper philosophies of mind and body. He delves into the work and gives it his love and praises.

    Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat

    Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat

    by Alexander James Guckenberger7

  • Christ's Resurrection is the central event in human history and without it we would have no reason to celebrate. If Christ is dead then our hope of resurrection is dead as well and we are still in our sins. But God be praised, Jesus Christ is truly Alive!!

    If Christ Be Not Raised

    If Christ Be Not Raised

    by Jeff Shirley7

  • This is a story of one person's experience of loosing a baby. Read about how the Japanese hospital dealt with the loss and the emotions involved. If you have experienced a loss or know somebody who has, this article may be helpful in understanding how to heal and live through the long journey ahead.

    What it Was Like to Experience the Loss of My Baby in Japan

    What it Was Like to Experience the Loss of My Baby in Japan

    by Kiyomi Motomura6

  • Traditions, as we mostly know, are the stories, beliefs, customs and routines that were passed on to us from older generations. Without a doubt family traditions are important.

    8 Reasons Why Traditions Are Important

    8 Reasons Why Traditions Are Important

    by Christine Garay0

  •         The most inimitable place to be, besides in my husband’s arms, is Harrogate, Tennessee. The rolling hills, clean crisp air, and spaciousness all surpass the city life. The memories and joy I experience when I am there will always...

    Descriptive Essay Example: My Hometown Is Still in My Heart

    Descriptive Essay Example: My Hometown Is Still in My Heart

    by mrscb201062

  • My best friend and I have been friends for 45 years. This article is about all we have endured together through all the years of our friendship, and a celebration of our life long friendship.

    Celebrating 45 Years of Friendship

    Celebrating 45 Years of Friendship

    by Karen Hellier15

  • In the late '80s, I volunteered as a "buddy" to five different men who had full-blown AIDS. Other than a short poem, I never wrote about them because there was too much emotion attached to even consider it. When I began writing on Hub Pages, I decided to try. I would like to think that writing about each of them would give them a bit of immortality. They all deserved better than they got in their last days here on earth.

    AIDS Volunteerism in the '8Os

    AIDS Volunteerism in the '8Os

    by Sue Pratt13

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  • I came to a remote place where nature thrived and man, if he stayed, would have to survive. There was plenty to please the eye and challenge the mind, but to get there was a challenge to the whole being. In the end he was not king of the hill, but an attentive student, an inspired artist.

    The Fourth Plateau: An Essay

    The Fourth Plateau: An Essay

    by Chris Mills14

  • I have my superstitions and this is my little tale of a certain New Year's Eve superstition which I stumbled upon as a child and one which there unfortunately seems to be absolutely no way to forget.

    New Years Eve Superstitions

    New Years Eve Superstitions

    by Lorelei Cohen41

  • According to European folklore, some wells were called Wishing Wells because it was believed that any wish spoken near them would be granted.

    How to Make a Wish in a Wishing Well

    How to Make a Wish in a Wishing Well

    by Randi Benlulu49

  • Back in 1987 I overheard my present boss talking to the Diocese regarding him leaving his position as Supervisor of Maintenance in a Catholic High School, to taking on a position as Manager of a 32 acre cemetery is Trenton, New Jersey.

    What Is It Like To Work In A Cemetery?

    What Is It Like To Work In A Cemetery?

    by Mark Bruno3

  • This is a true story about a UFO and alien encounter in the Nevada desert that was related to me many years ago. Only this UFO sighting has a rare distinction from other UFO reports as the visitors explained the meaning of life and death. We all have a purpose for being here.

    Mormon UFO Encounter Near Las Vegas Reveals Secret of Life and Death

    Mormon UFO Encounter Near Las Vegas Reveals Secret of Life and Death

    by Tim Anderson6

  • The staircase has been the subject of poems for centuries, some mystic, some mundane. Titles include "The Winding Stair" by William Butler Yeats, rapping and dancing poems, musical poems, even Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven"...

    Best Poems About Staircases

    Best Poems About Staircases

    by Patty Inglish MS12

  • A hike up St. Mary Peak in the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana give me an occasion to consider my own personal struggles and those of the world around me. May we gain hope and courage from one another

    Rebirth: A Reflective Essay

    Rebirth: A Reflective Essay

    by Chris Mills24

  • This is the story of my experience of living with a control freak. I hope it inspires others in the same kind of abusive relationship to get out of it as fast as they can...

    Living With a Control Freak

    Living With a Control Freak

    by Cindy Lawson81

  • This now funny punishment threat of being given to a rag man worked for a time. My mother saw real rag men when she was growing up. They still exist in places & help to recycle old cloth into new.

    Ultimate Old Threat in Being Given to the Rag Man

    Ultimate Old Threat in Being Given to the Rag Man

    by Peggy Woods43

  • The personal impact of a simple in-flight movie and how the compassion of total strangers made this an unforgettable ending to our perfect adventure.

    A Life Lesson During a Long Flight Home

    A Life Lesson During a Long Flight Home

    by Debra Roberts15

  • It is very difficult to watch somebody we care about suffer emotionally through a difficult situation. Often times we do not know what to do or say in this situation, and nothing we can think of seems to help. There are things somebody who is suffering does and does not want to hear.

    How to Help Somebody Through a Tough Time

    How to Help Somebody Through a Tough Time

    by Cristina Cakes3

  • Supermarket shopping in modern times can be an extremely frustrating business. Do you ever find yourself mentally and physically drained after a simple visit to the supermarket? This page takes a tongue in cheek look at some of the issues we are likely to encounter on a daily basis at the supermarket.

    Supermarket Shopping: Every Day Problems, Hazards, and Frustrations

    Supermarket Shopping: Every Day Problems, Hazards, and Frustrations

    by Gordon Hamilton16

  • We had to say goodbye to my 18 year old cat in February. It was probably the hardest decision I ever had to make in my life.

    Grieving Our Pets After Death

    Grieving Our Pets After Death

    by Cheryl A Whitsett4

  • My Hobbies Life without a hobby is like food without the salt. It is a hobby which makes living interesting. It is a pursuit outside one’s regular work. A hobby gives one joy and pleasure; one does not get tired of it. It is a pastime, relaxation...

    My Hobbies and Interests

    My Hobbies and Interests

    by kukkumolu0

  • These Christmas stockings still remain in honor of the 26 lost in the Sandy Hook tragedy. My son reminded me that many parents had probably already brought holiday gifts for their children. healthylife2 My desire to perform 26 random acts of...

    How Did People React to My 26 Random Acts of Kindness?

    How Did People React to My 26 Random Acts of Kindness?

    by Healthy Life32

  • A happy-go-lucky dog and his overly-anxious-for-a-weekend-adventure owner embark on an afternoon hike that quickly becomes much more than they had anticipated. The scenery of the western Montana wilderness enhances this story of an afternoon walk which quickly becomes a struggle to stay alive.

    Hiking Up a Mountain, My Dog and I: A True Adventure

    Hiking Up a Mountain, My Dog and I: A True Adventure

    by Chris Mills31

  • My personal love of rock hounding is paralleled with spiritual lesson and application in this lesson. Rocks do truly cry out the praises of the One who made them.

    The Stones Cry Out

    The Stones Cry Out

    by Tamarajo8

  • My evening run traversed through a maze of ball fields loaded with kids learning about rules, teamwork, favoritism, and the discomfort of athletic cups. It hit me with brut force, the memories of my 20 years as a sideline parent, causing me to stop my run and jot down my memories as a sideline mom.

    Funny and Authentic Reflections of My Time on the Sidelines

    Funny and Authentic Reflections of My Time on the Sidelines

    by Debra Roberts15

  • When travelling, bed and breakfast places are great for gathering information about the locality and for meeting other guests who have a wealth of stories.

    Road Trip Stories

    Road Trip Stories

    by Rupert Taylor4

  • A consideration of what it's like to live without the technology so many have come to depend on. Could we as a people survive and if we did, how would it change us? Do you think you would make it?

    What Would People Do If We No Longer Had Technology?

    What Would People Do If We No Longer Had Technology?

    by Jody Cope10

  • If you suffer from a water bottle addiction or obsession, you are not alone. Please join me as I try to beat my addiction and give you tips on overcoming your own water bottle obsession.

    Confessions of a Water Bottle Addict

    Confessions of a Water Bottle Addict

    by Jeannie Marie22

  • As soon as we made our way into the tower mall, I immediately felt this strange wave of oppression. From the pit of my stomach came this feeling and it traveled to my heart, and I felt a huge burden, and one that I'd never felt so powerful before.

    A Psychic Premonition of a Fateful Day: 9/11

    A Psychic Premonition of a Fateful Day: 9/11

    by Ziyena Brazos0

  • Every year right before summer,we have a migration of turtles arrive at our pond, well over 100 of them. I have grown quite attached to these wild animals. I wanted to share something special about them that I discovered after their first summer here.

    Boyz in the Hood: Turtles Are a Loyal Fan Base

    Boyz in the Hood: Turtles Are a Loyal Fan Base

    by Pamela Nichols0

  • Things were a little different on Halloween back in the 1950s. If you were a kid back then this may jog your memory. If you weren't then maybe you would like to see how different it was.

    A 1950's Halloween Celebration

    A 1950's Halloween Celebration

    by Ellen Gregory25

  • My personal struggle with trying to hang on to a ridiculously handsome, charming man that has many, many female friends on Facebook, Instagram and in person. The struggle is read, the struggle is riddled with anxiety, and the struggle lives on as I try to hold on to love and our castles in the sky.

    Social Media Is Ruining My Relationship

    Social Media Is Ruining My Relationship

    by Charlotte Doyle3

  • We all want to live longer, healthier lives. But how do we face middle age and beyond with grace, dignity and good health. Reflections on Fifty helps you focus on what's truly important and not worry about the little stuff. And it's all little stuff.

    Reflections on Turning Fifty

    Reflections on Turning Fifty

    by Deborah Demander12

  • I couldn't help but notice. No—really. I couldn't help but notice because it's dark outside, your blinds are wide open, and all the lights in your entire house are on. My eyes are drawn to the light—and thus to you—like a moth to a flame.

    Why Do People Leave Their Curtains Open at Night?

    Why Do People Leave Their Curtains Open at Night?

    by Kate P93

  • This is my personal experience with hookup culture on my college campus. I willingly entered hookup culture without knowing the effects or how I would be treated once I entered it. I faced problems trying to leave, not knowing how to leave without socially isolated myself from my peers.

    My Personal Experience With College Hookup Culture

    My Personal Experience With College Hookup Culture

    by Sydney Stapleton6

  • I grew up in a community in Ringgold, Virginia known as the Sonshine Farm. "The Farm" had a lot of notoriety in the Ringgold and Danville area, many people believing it was a cult. While it was not a cult, it was started by a group of Christian...

    In Memory of Patty Jo

    In Memory of Patty Jo

    by cocomoonbeams35

  • When you sympathize with others, the feeling is temporary as the feeling goes once the problem is solved.But empathy means seeing problems from other people's shoes and you share their viewpoint.

    Top reasons why empathy is better than sympathy

    Top reasons why empathy is better than sympathy

    by mathira0

  • An article which is framing all the scenario of how it is to be in social media. With reference to the story of the writer of this article. Speaking out the truth of a common people in social media.

    My Reality Is Not What You See on Social Media!

    My Reality Is Not What You See on Social Media!

    by Anju Sharma4

  • Without thinking, I drove my car into the nearest gas station hoping that someone would help me pump the gas since I was all thumbs. The rest is a bad memory.

    . . .Once Upon a Time at a Gas Station

    . . .Once Upon a Time at a Gas Station

    by Kenneth Avery4

  • Reading for pleasure and writing in a journal can have a positive impact on your health and well-being. Learn more about what researchers have discovered about reading and writing.

    The Health Benefits of Reading and Writing

    The Health Benefits of Reading and Writing

    by Sadie Holloway0

  • As a child, I was known for being odd and a bit difficult. The fictitious rabbit Fiver was my hero, as he used his strange traits to everyone's advantage, and never lost sight of his dreams. His far-sight and determination still inspire me.

    How My Thinking Was Shaped by Watership Down (Book and Movie)

    How My Thinking Was Shaped by Watership Down (Book and Movie)

    by Joilene Rasmussen0

  • Although poetry is one of the oldest forms of literature and written expression it is also perhaps the least appreciated. In this article, I try to explain how poetry should be read and enjoyed.

    How to Read Poetry and Enjoy It

    How to Read Poetry and Enjoy It

    by John Hansen41

  • Read about my experience learning about social norms and cultural prescriptions concerning gendered verbal communication, and how masculine speech differs from feminine speech.

    Verbal Communication Along Gender Lines

    Verbal Communication Along Gender Lines

    by glassvisage7

  • My boyfriend's dog is the most needy, most clingy animal I have ever met in my life. Here's why I generally don't enjoy her presence. P.S. Their names are not really Stumpy and Ears.

    Why I Hate My Boyfriend's Dog

    Why I Hate My Boyfriend's Dog

    by Samantha4

  • In my lifetime, I have visited countries in North America, East Asia, and Southeast Asia. Now retired, I still have states and countries on my bucket list to see.

    A Lifetime of Travel

    A Lifetime of Travel

    by Paul Richard Kuehn8

  • Last summer, my husband and I were riding our four-wheelers through the woods in Arkansas when he hit a tiny fawn that was lying in the trail. In the span of just a few hours, our hearts were captured by the gorgeous little character and it was very, very hard to say good-bye.

    Gentle Fawn

    Gentle Fawn

    by Sue Pratt19

  • "If anyone wants to go to law with you over your tunic, hand him your cloak as well." (Mt. 5:40) As I was listening to the homily last Sunday on the Gospel Mt. 5:38-48 where apart from the verse above, Jesus was also quoted saying, "When someone...

    The Young Jose Rizal and His Slippers

    The Young Jose Rizal and His Slippers

    by chedric3

  • Grandparents become preoccupied with the expectation of a grandchild. Too excited to wait, I began my conversation with my unborn grandson a few weeks early. Here are five promises I made to him.

    Promises to My Unborn Grandson

    Promises to My Unborn Grandson

    by Dora Weithers42

  • How many of you have seen Animal House? That wonderful scene where Kevin Bacon is attempting to join the fraternity and is "willingly" receiving swats to prove his worth? Why do we do the same thing?

    Thank You Sir! May I Have Another?

    Thank You Sir! May I Have Another?

    by Mr Archer6

  • If I could wave a magic wand and change anything about my beloved field of art and illustration, I would change many mistaken attitudes about art and illustration. Here are just 5 of those things.

    5 Things I Would Change About Illustration

    5 Things I Would Change About Illustration

    by Denise McGill9

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  • Trying to overcome a loved ones addiction by monitoring and controlling their behaviour is a fruitless and exhausting way to survive living with an addict.

    Control Won't Cure Addiction

    Control Won't Cure Addiction

    by lilmrslay0

  • I grew up in the late 80's-90's. Perhaps that's why I miss so much about the 90's era. It was a more innocent time, with lots of wholesome TV shows and good music. Sometimes I wish we could go back!

    10 Things I Really Miss About the 90's

    10 Things I Really Miss About the 90's

    by Nicole K6

  • Also known as Motel Drive, Golden State Served as the major highway between southern California and Sacramento. Now in preparation for the High Speed Rail, much of the area is being razed. These are some images of the old Highway 99

    Motel Drive, Fresno

    Motel Drive, Fresno

    by Finnegan Williams5

  • A humorous look at growing up on Long Island in the 1970's, highlighting the role that the Long Island Oak beach Inn played in that process.

    The Long Island Oak Beach Inn

    The Long Island Oak Beach Inn

    by Bill Yovino19

  • Holy Scripture does not specifically say where the “lake of fire, or hell” lies. This article attempts to place the location of hell. Readers should use their own wisdom in making their determination.

    Where is Hell Located? Will Hell be Hot?

    Where is Hell Located? Will Hell be Hot?

    by Daniel Mollat14

  • Throughout history creative pursuits have been male-dominated. Where were all the female writers, artists , musicians and inventors? They are few and far between.

    Where Are All the Creative Women?

    Where Are All the Creative Women?

    by Stella Kaye4

  • If we live long enough, each of us will experience the heartbreaking loss of someone we love. The sudden void is made all the worse by the knowledge that we will never see that person again. That is, unless they find a way to let us know that they have made it to the other side and are at peace.

    Visitations:  Can Our Lost Loved Ones Make Contact After Death

    Visitations: Can Our Lost Loved Ones Make Contact After Death

    by Cindy Parmiter6

  • A number of entries in an autograph album, 1910-11, follow particular themes, such as Christian and Moral, Friendship and Funny. The album includes illustrations in some entries, a number of signatures and addresses from people living in the Daylesford and Chewton areas of Victoria and also in Melbourne.

    Wise Sayings: An Old Autograph Album

    Wise Sayings: An Old Autograph Album

    by Bronwen Scott-Branagan55

  • I am not FAT, I'm a survivor. We often assume the brokenness of another, however, we are all survivors, instead of guessing we should seek someone's truth.

    I’m Not Fat; I Am a Survivor

    I’m Not Fat; I Am a Survivor

    by Kathy Henderson12

  • Your legs shake, and you stutter as you speak. Your body knows fear, but you don't.

    Reflections in Fear

    Reflections in Fear

    by Yamuna Hrodvitnir0

  • This hub and poem is me diving deeper into who I am as a person. Discussing my personality traits and the way I think about life. The personality test link is posted at the end if interested...:)

    INFP-A Personality Type. That's Me! (The Mediator)

    INFP-A Personality Type. That's Me! (The Mediator)

    by Missy Smith17

  • Monsters are real. They don't hide under our beds nor inside our closets. They are always with us wherever we go and whatever we do. Interested? Check out this hub!

    The Monsters Within

    The Monsters Within

    by Maria Megio2

  • A personal piece about how my grandma's influence has contributed to my way of life. Take a look.

    How My Grandmother Raised Me

    How My Grandmother Raised Me

    by AE Williams27

  • At age sixty my goals had turned into to-do lists. Did I lack ambition and motivation? Was I lying in wait for some fantastic opportunity to grab me, shake me awake and restart my life full of adventure? Curious minds wanted to know.

    She Told Me Her Goals and Left Me Speechless

    She Told Me Her Goals and Left Me Speechless

    by Beverly English0

  • My mother, bless her heart, is with The Lord right now and what a time they are having. I am publishing this piece as a gesture of due appreciation to her and her life of service. I just hope that I did her justice.

    Mama, Sitting Bull, and Cathead Biscuits

    Mama, Sitting Bull, and Cathead Biscuits

    by Kenneth Avery5

  • A relationship is a work in progress, how we can make a pearl from a parasite that seeks to destroy.

    Labor of Love Make a Pearl

    Labor of Love Make a Pearl

    by Kathy Henderson0

  • "Oh, I thought we were friends..." Has this thought ever crossed your mind when you were interacting with a friend whom you trusted? Perhaps that friend was unresponsive to what you had said or done or was unexpectedly cold and distant. At any...

    "I Thought We Were Friends"

    "I Thought We Were Friends"

    by Takako Komori4

  • I just want to share how I dealt with a sudden death when it happened to my family. I hope my tips will help others cope better in times of sudden death. It is very hard indeed to deal with sudden death but staying strong and positive helps a lot.

    How I Dealt With Sudden Death

    How I Dealt With Sudden Death

    by Linda Bryen31

  • I have been so offended when people tell me art should be free without thinking about the artists who created that art and how they should be able to pay their rent. Here are a few of the unthinking statements to artists that people need to rethink.

    Should Art Be Free?

    Should Art Be Free?

    by Denise McGill18

  • Revisiting past decades boosts our sense of appreciation. The brief reflections will encourage us, as well as those who have passed seventy, to embrace the privilege of future birthdays with joy.

    Becoming Seventy: Looking Back at Past Decades

    Becoming Seventy: Looking Back at Past Decades

    by Dora Weithers54

  • I have survived wearing glasses, contact lenses, LASIK surgery and a cataract operation. I am forever grateful to modern science. technology and the amazing people who made this possible.

    Seeing the World Wearing Glasses

    Seeing the World Wearing Glasses

    by Sally Gulbrandsen38

  • Aging can sometimes be difficult for anyone, but it is a harsh reality. This creative article is about my 30th birthday, with a list of the top 5 reasons why I dreaded celebrating my 30th birthday.

    5 Reasons Why I Dreaded Turning 30

    5 Reasons Why I Dreaded Turning 30

    by Cristale Adams9

  • One of the best accidents that can happen is an exploding can of soda pop. I have had this happen more than once. Sometimes I laughed. Sometimes I grew angry. The next time I got another soda—to not take chances.

    Exploding Soda Pop is Embarrassment Defined

    Exploding Soda Pop is Embarrassment Defined

    by Kenneth Avery2

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