A 40-ager’s thoughts… discouraged. :-(

Reaching a level of irritation and disappointment that I didn’t think was even possible.

Lately I’ve been coming into contact with (sometimes through family and friends’ experiences) a growing number of persons who appear to have no conscience (or morals), or possibly any concept of what it means to be ethical.  These persons appear to operate in an entirely self-centered fashion, asking for favors with no regard to the inconvenience of the favor-giver, and completely taking for granted that same favor-giver.

What is wrong with people these days?

Treat people with respect.

Show some appreciation, and ‘reward’ the people who are trying to better their ‘world’ (…and stop rewarding those persons who only take, take, take, and never ‘give back’).

It’s exhausting.


A 40-ager’s thoughts… :-)

Well, it’s already February, so my commitment to post here is off to a sad start (only 1 other ‘contemplation’ post so far).  My excuse is life — I’m ‘just the girl who can’t say no’ and have a tendency to over-commit my time.  January was taken up with a big consulting project and was over before I knew it.  :-/

My daughter and I have both been doing good about cleaning clutter out of the house and ‘letting go’ of things, physically and mentally.  Here’s hoping we (I) keep making progress!  


Home Depot’s Retool Your School HBCUs Campus Improvement Grant Program

Deadline for Letter of Intent: 10 February 2014

The Retool Your School (RYS) Campus Improvement Grant Program will award a total of $250,000 to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for campus and facility improvements. Grant awards for the 2014 program are:

  • Tier I Grant award of $50,000 (1 Winner)
  • Tier II Grant awards of $10,000 (13 Winners)
  • Campus Pride Grant awards of $25,000 (3 Winners) The Campus Pride Grant will go to the top three schools with the most votes and social media activity, as assessed by The Home Depot.