Author Archives: Cynthia Bond Hopson

Do The Right Thing, for Martin’s Sake

Do the heart thing, for Martin’s sake This Monday, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 90th birthday, please stop, reflect, and then do all you can to make the world better. I don’t know what that might look … Continue reading

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Starting the New Year Right

I love January and here’s why: with this fresh, shiny new year we get one more opportunity to get/do IT right, whatever IT is! I am proud because I am well past Day Seven and my year of positivity is … Continue reading

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2018 – Been There, Done That

2018 – Been there, done that, profited mightily… And, lived to tell about it! Before I turned 45, one year would end and another began and I didn’t do much thinking about what came next. I just did what folks … Continue reading

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I wish You a Merry Christmas

I love making wishes– whether for birthdays or for special gifts for Christmas. Over the years I’ve wished for all kinds of things—some came true but were disappointments like Tressy, the doll whose hair grew on television but not one … Continue reading

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May ‘41 Inspire, Move us Forward

George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States, is being described as statesman, gentleman, role model, Barbara’s husband, W’s dad, servant leader, best-prepared president, point of light, intelligence chief, advocate for volunteerism, the poor, and disabled, a … Continue reading

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Time Keeps on Slippin

Ain’t it funny how time slips away… When Al Green croons these familiar words, I sing loudly and probably a little off key but in real life, it’s not even funny how quickly time slips away. The closer we get … Continue reading

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It’s Your Birthday, so Celebrate!

OK, so it’s really my birthday but you have one coming or you’ve already had it, so, let’s keep the party going! I’ve been celebrating all month because birthdays are fun, challenging, and important—all the ingredients you need to live … Continue reading

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For Veterans Day This Year, it’s About Thanksgiving

I don’t think it’s coincidental that Thanksgiving and Veterans Day come so close together each year. Perhaps I’ve drawn a line where there isn’t one, but as we enjoy the marches, admire the handsome uniforms worn by our heroes, this … Continue reading

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Is What We See What We Really Get

Are we more than we have become? I despise hypocrites and for many years now, I’ve said “It’s not what you say, but what you do all day that counts!” I’ve repeated this mantra as fervently as if it had … Continue reading

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Remember, You Get to Decide

About this time of the year every two to four years we hear the same rhetoric, “This is the most important election of our lifetime.” This time the advertising may be correct.

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