Author Archives: Cynthia Bond Hopson

To Teach is to Touch a Life Forever

October 5 is officially National Teachers Day but if you can read this, every day is cause to celebrate these amazing people who give their lives and talents to open the world to/for us. When I was growing up, I … Continue reading

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Five Lessons I’ve Learned from Famous People

Unsung and Oprah Winfrey’s Master Class have become my two favorite television shows. Both are centered around the personal lives of entertainers we’ve all grown up with and admired.  The more I watch, the more I’m inspired so I always … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Celebrate!

Any week that has Positive Thinking Day, Follow your Dreams Day, National Women’s Friendship Day, AND Respect Day has to be about as wonderful as real mashed potatoes and gravy, yellow cake with chocolate frosting, hot chocolate chip cookies, chilled … Continue reading

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Happy Be Kind to Humankind Week!

This week is our perfect opportunity to spread some kindness, peace, joy, love, and civility and show the world what we’re made of. Yes, I’m asking you to add one more thing to your To Do list this week —trust … Continue reading

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Be Still

Either I’m going to trust you or I may as well walk away ‘Cause stressing… don’t make it better, no way.” Lyrics from Yesterday by Erica Atkins-Campbell I didn’t write the lyrics to Erica Campbell’s hit song “Yesterday,” but I … Continue reading

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My Stuff And I

What on earth is it and what do you do with it? I have been packing boxes and bins feverishly and here’s what I know now: TOO MUCH STUFF! Entirely too much. I know you’re thinking what do I know … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day To Our Dads

Everyone on earth should have a fan club president like my dads provided me!* I know that is impossible and unrealistic but like the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, “I’m keeping hope alive” because these two phenomenal men made all the … Continue reading

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The More Things Change

“The more things change, the more you grow.” – Reba McEntire If this is true, and in my case, it seems to be, I am growing like the national debt! Every way I turn, something is moving, shifting, being tossed … Continue reading

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Mothers Touch, Teach, Transform

“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. “Abraham Lincoln I get a special treat this Mother’s Day because I’m spending the day with my beautiful mother. My 9-year-old granddaughter, Morgan, and I … Continue reading

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On Commencement Speeches And Speakers…

By Cynthia A. Bond Hopson, Ph.D., Assistant General Secretary The Black College Fund, The United Methodist Church Graduation from college is a big deal, especially among African American families. Everybody and THEIR cousin is there to applaud when their “baby’s” … Continue reading

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