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I think over again my small adventures, my fears, those small ones that seemed so big. For all the vital things I had to get and to reach. Yet there is only one great thing, the only thing; to live to see the great day that dawns and the light that fills the world. #life #living #live #love #loving #thebbf #thebookbankfoundation #fears #adventures #light

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You’ve got to find someone who loves like you do. Remember, not everyone loves the same. #love #loving #lisachasepatterson #imlearning #truth #relationships

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It’s something about traveling around this country that moves me. Sure I’ve been around the world, but there are still places, people and things right here at home that just take my breath away. If you can’t travel the world, at least take the time to leave your city/state…there’s a lot out there to see and experience. (at Driving through NC)

If you want to awaken all of humanity then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation. - Lao Tzu #humanity #awaken #eliminatesuffering #thebbf #philanthropy #thebookbankfoundation

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…let us live before we die. #heaven #live #love #life #why #summer #stateofmind #die

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Sometimes the only thing better than a road trip is the view. Wow. #roadtrip #travel #sky #living

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He just wants to know when this “work” stuff will be done. #thatface #pitbull #pittie #pits #bored #pitsjustwanttohavefun

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Live free, give freely and love completely. #giving #living #live #love #loving #life #charity #philanthropy #thebbf #thebookbankfoundation

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New best friends, cupcakes galore and these crazy light up rings that made me dizzy. Through all the fun we talked about peer pressure and the good and bad ways of dealing with it. Did you know that bullying and peer pressure can continue into adulthood? #socialempowerment101 #teaparty #thebbf #thebookbankfoundation #girls #queens #nobullying #cupcakes #rings #bestfriens (at Social Empowerment 101 BBF Tea Party)

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10 yr old Giavanni Gilliam reads Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman” at the Social Empowerment 101 BBF Tea Party. What a phenomenal group of girls! #thebbf #teaparty #thebookbankfoundation #girls #queens #philanthropy #mayaangelou #poetry (at Social Empowerment 101 BBF Tea Party)

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I gave the girls a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, step on it (but do not rip it). Then they unfolded the paper, smoothed it out and apologized to it. Even though they apologized and tried to fix the paper, all the scars were left behind. Scars that will never go away, no matter how hard they tried to fix it. That is what happens when a child bullies another child, they may say theyโ€™re sorry but the scars are there forever. #thebbf #thebookbankfoundation #teaparty #socialempowerment101 #social #girls #queens (at Social Empowerment 101 BBF Tea Party)

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It was nice to see the young ladies dressed up. They bought their own teacups; very interesting and unique choices. Most of them had never actually drank hot tea, including my niece, but they all wanted to try it. So we drank tea and discussed the many aspects of bullying, how to recognize it and ways to handle it,

Treats that I made for out social empowerment 101 tea party for The Book Bank Foundation. Sweets for the sweets! :) First on the agenda, discuss table settings, table etiquette, and social etiquette. Do you know how to set a place setting? Are your table manners good or outrageous? All part of our pre lunch discussion. #social #empowerment #socialempowerment101 #thebbf #thebookbankfoundation #philanthropy #girls #queens #butterflies #love

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She was like the moon - part of her was always hidden away. #moon #she #hidden #mystery #provocative

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