World Down Syndrome Day #lotsofsocks

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“When you judge someone based on diagnosis you miss out on their abilities, beauty, and uniqueness.”

Sevenly 

What is Down Syndrome?

Down Syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that is caused by an error in cell division which results in an extra 21st chromosome. The condition leads to impaired cognitive ability and physical growth. Each person with Down Syndrome is affected differently, but most will have a number of physical characteristics and developmental problems.

Many will have a small nose and mouth, eyes that slant upwards and outwards, broad hands with short fingers, and below-average weight and length at birth.

All children with Down Syndrome will have a level of learning disability and delayed development, and 1 in 10 children will also experience additional difficulties such as autism spectrum disorder or ADHD. (via metro.co.uk)

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Today is World Down Syndrome Day and we can help raise awareness by rocking odd socks. WDSD annually falls on March 21 and this year they’re celebrating with the campaign titled ‘#lotsofsocks‘. Use the hashtag across Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to help create an online community.

Wearing the socks shouldn’t just be a fashion statement, though. When someone asks you today why are you wearing odd socks, you should be able to tell them why. You should be able to help shine a light on WDSD. 

Be a spokesperson for WDSD today.

The focus today should be enabling people with Down Syndrome to speak up. To help them find their voice. Let them know that being different is okay for they’re loved equally by the heavenly Father.

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International Day of Happiness!

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Yes, that’s today, but this doesn’t mean that you’re going to be happy just for one day! We should try and promote happiness every day.

It should be a shining example unto others.

It should be contagious!

Happy World Happiness Day! 🙂

Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do

International Women’s Day

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The woman is a symbol of God’s finest creation. Proverbs 31:10-31 gives us an idea of qualities we can find in a virtuous woman. 

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Here’s to the woman who expects no more from others. Here’s to the woman who loves her Lord faithfully. Here’s to the woman who cares for home. Here’s to the woman who is striving to be a better mother, daughter, sister, in-law, wife, co-worker, friend every day of their life. Here’s to the woman who brings joy to others with her simple act of caring, giving, or smiling.

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Ladies, you are strong, you are beautiful inside out, you are compassionate, you are wonderfully made in Jesus Christ and fashioned by His love. Happy Woman’s Day!

maya

***Words by Maya Angelou

This is my 1000th post!

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I am pleased to say that this is my 1000th post. I am a little under the weather and I am not able to write a better note at the moment, so I just want to say merci beaucoup.

Followers, readers, browsers, thank you in all languages (it’s impossible for me to know all languages!) from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for stopping by to read, to comment and to like my posts. 

Thank you so much! Here’s to 1000 more.

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National Coffee Day!

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Hmmm… coffee. The drink of the writers.

Well, not every writer.

Today is National Coffee Day so here’s a few fun facts about my favorite brew:

^ The word “coffee” comes from the Arabic word for “wine for the bean”.

^ History tells us that Kaldi, an Ethiopian goat herder discovered coffee. History also tells us that this is a myth.

^ Coffee arrived in Venice, Italy in 1570. It was mostly sold to the wealthy.

Coffee also has health benefits.

It can help prevent diabetes, reduce the risk of Parkinson’s Disease, lowers the risk of liver cancer, and lowers the risk of heart failure. Coffee has also been found to reverse liver damage caused by alcohol. As for me, whenever I have a serious headache or an upset stomach, I drink black coffee. Works like a charm. By the way, I am immune to coffee. It doesn’t keep me up or make me go crazy.

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^ Coffee is the world’s second most valuable traded commodity after petroleum.

^ Brazil has been the largest producer of coffee for the last 150 years.

^ This was my favorite fun stat: 

The first webcam was created in Cambridge to check the status of a coffee pot!

^ And this one: There’s a coffee shop in France where not saying “hello” and “please” makes your coffee more expensive. And they say the French are rude! This coffee shop is none other than La Petite Syrah.

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Un cafe, s’il vous plaît?

How do you enjoy/take your coffee?

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Brown Ceramic Cup

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Coffee on White Ceramic Cup