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Welcome to Day 4 of the “REFLECTIONS” Blog Tour! @JohnJFioravanti @4WillsPub #RRBC #RWISA #Inspiration #Giveaways

Nonnie Jules, President of Rave Reviews Book Club hosts my REFLECTIONS Tour on her lovely site, Books by Nonnie. Please visit and check out her great books while you’re there!

Books By Nonnie

Hello!  Welcome to Books By Nonnie!  I haven’t extended an invite to you, my dear friends, in quite some time, but it’s a new year and every new year ushers in better habits.  I will be inviting more of my friends to share content here as well as infusing my own bit of writing for all to take in.

Today, I’m welcoming my dear friend and Author, John Fioravanti!  John is on tour with his book,REFLECTIONSWhen he asked me if I would write the foreword to this book, I was honored, and it was if the words were just waiting to flow from my pen.  Writing the foreword to this amazing work of art was easy.   It was easy because there is no chore in spreading the word about great written works.  Today, John wishes to share that foreword with all of you.

Before I…

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Good People Doing Good Things — A Bunch!

Jill Dennison gifts us with several stories of good, wholesome people doing wonderful things for others. In this world of news stories that feed our fears and disappointments, Jill offers us smiles and heart-warming acts of genuine kindness. Please share!

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Every Wednesday morning I go in search of good people, people who are helping others or working to preserve wildlife, the environment, or something humanitarian.  I never have trouble finding those good people, and this week was no exception … in fact, I already had a few tucked away from last week!  Sometimes the good people I find are doing huge things, helping hundreds or even thousands.  But at the end of the day, it’s the little things, I think, that mean the most.  And so today I present you with some people who are giving of themselves in small ways, yet with huge hearts!

Herman-Gordon-2Herman Gordon is a much-loved custodian at the University of Bristol (that would be England, not Tennessee).  The students say he is always happy and upbeat …Herman-GordonHerman and his wife are originally from Jamaica and have not been able to afford a trip…

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Good People Doing Good Things —

Good People Doing Good Things by Jill Dennison is the kind of post that warms the heart and rekindles one’s faith in humankind. Please share the good news!

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We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give — Winston Churchill

I apologize for missing the Good People post last week, but I hope that this week’s selections will make up for my temporary lapse.  As you all know, every Wednesday, I dedicate my morning post to good people who are doing good things either for humanitarian causes, the environment or the animal kingdom.  Sometimes they are people or organizations that are making huge differences, such as Bill and Melinda Gates and their foundation.  Other times, they are ordinary people like you and I who have simply found ways to make a difference, to leave the world just a little better for their having been in it.  Today’s selections are all people who care about others enough to give of themselves.  Read on …


Luis Soriano Bohorquez is known as the…

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Good People Doing Good Things — A Kit and Kaboodle!

Jill Dennison gifts us with three inspiring stories about ordinary people who have done wonderful things for others. Please enjoy and share this uplifting post!

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It’s that time again, time for a look at some of the good people who are out there doing good things for our world.  I think you will enjoy today’s selections … and here … you’re going to need theseKleenex tissues.png

Trenton Lewis is only 21-years-old, but this young man has one of the strongest work ethics I have ever seen.  Trenton is the father of an adorable 14-month-old daughter, Karmen, who serves as a powerful motivator.

Karmen Karmen Lewis

“My pride is strong. Whatever she needs, I’m the person who is supposed to provide it for her.”

Seven months ago, Trenton was offered a job at the local UPS center, 11 miles from his home.  Only one small problem … Trenton did not own a car, nor have access to one.  But do you think that stopped this young man?  Nope … he took that job, and has never missed a…

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Puerto Rico – Two Months Later …

Jill Dennison outlines the current situation in Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria. Their immediate future is bleak and much more help is needed. I am broken-hearted after experiencing the beauty and warmth of the Puerto Rican people on two separate occasions. Please share…

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I have not written much, to date, about Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria plowed through the island in late September.  The U.S. response in the immediate aftermath was delayed, pitifully inadequate, and controversial.  So where does Puerto Rico stand today, just over two months after the worst natural disaster on record in the area?

More than half of the island is still without power, and hundreds of thousands of residents are fleeing to the American mainland in an extraordinary exodus.

It has been weeks since President Trump visited to jovially toss rolls of paper towels to needy fellow Americans and brag about how successful the recovery effort was. But true evidence of progress has been hard to come by. Even the simplest symbols of government, like traffic lights, remain useless. Most of the Pentagon’s emergency troops have begun pulling out, except for those working on the island’s shattered power grid.

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