“Random Acts of Kindness…Caught Being Good?”

When did acts of kindness become “random,” and “caught being good” become a focus for being rewarded? It appears both “kindness” and “goodness” have become something of random proportion, as opposed to being part of everyday life.  So much so, that when they occur…children, especially…are to be rewarded.  If we reward children for being kind and good, how…

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Every Child…Wins?

I was talking to our neighbor’s grandson the other day. He was sharing with me that he had just finished up his baseball season, and had gotten a trophy. I said, “How nice.” At the ripe old age of eight, he responded with, “Everyone gets one,” – with a mixed expression of disappointment, while questioning…

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Opportunities for Gratitude

I was thinking the other day about some of my teachers, particularly those who have had a lasting impact on my life. Three immediately came to mind…one from sixth grade, and two from seventh. It was in sixth grade when I began to dream about being a writer. It was also in sixth grade that…

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Lesson Learned

Think back upon a special memory – one that brings warmth to your heart, and a smile to your face. One you never tire of, that is forever connected to the joy it first brought. A special time shared is not only a gift to oneself, but to others as well. Those precious, unplanned moments,…

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Simple Times, Special Memories…

We all experience bumps in the road, challenges in life that may meet us head-on, or those that creep up gradually, weighing us down until we choose to turn the corner.  The deciphering factor?  How we decide to meet them.  To me, the stepping-stones of life, whatever we choose to do – good, bad, or…

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A Little Bit About Me

I was born a twin, and could not imagine coming into the world any other way.  I have a twin sister, and it has always been special to me to share my life with her, right from the start!  We are not identical, although growing up people would get us confused.  We are the youngest…

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My Inspiration for Writing “Grampy and Me”

Since the sixth grade, I have wanted to be a writer.  It just came to me one day.  I was not quite sure where this hope would lead me, or how long it would take to achieve.  Inspiration comes in many forms. Not necessarily when we are looking for it, or according to plan.  I…

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My First Blog

Welcome. My name is Suzanne L. Holko, author of Grampy and Me. I’m so happy to have you as a visitor to my blog about my new book. This project is very special to me, and I hope to share some of that excitement with you here. I’ll be using this blog to interact with…

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