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what do you believe?

There is a call on the life or heart of every man woman and child to do the right thing, to view their life as something that matters. We all have an innate desire to make the world a better place because we were in it, and to somehow make our lives more than just a waste of dirt and flesh. How then do we choose to go about this endeavor? What makes us feel that we need to fulfill this “Greater Calling” what is the name and face we give to this nameless, faceless tug deep within our souls? Many would call this “religion”, the path that we choose to follow to benefit the world around us, the personal drive to make ourselves better and to improve our standing in this life and the one to come.

History has given us a rare glimpse into the lives of countless thousands of predecessors who have put before them the goal of self and world betterment, the altruistic view that we have something bigger than ourselves to look forward to. We can see though history how people have gone about…

green tip

We have 6 people in our family and so we use a lot of water. One way we have found to save some water in when you flush, I know this may sound strange but think about it, on average we use about 2-3 gallons of water each flush. This means that we are using on average 1825 gallons a year just to flush per person, this is based on only using the toilet 2 times per day. multiply that times the number of people in your house and you can see how this can add up to a lot of water. So our little green tip for the day is to add a one gallon milk jug (cleaned and washed out of course) into the back tank. If you fill it with water then each time you flush it will save you 1 gallon of water. For our family the savings adds up, lets say we use the toilet 2 times a day each that will add up to 4380 Gallons of water in one year! That's a ton of water well actually 18.28 tons to be exact.

Here is how to do it.
Take a cleaned out Milk Jug, make sure it has no label on it either, the label could co…

CPR Saves Lives

As a CPR Instructor I hear stories all the time about people saving lives of loved ones and strangers by properly administering CPR and First Aid. The importance of this skill far out ways the time it takes to learn it. I love being able to teach a skill that I know if needed could save the life of an individual, and thereby save a family. If you have just 4 hours I would love to come teach your family, company or group, the lifesaving skills of CPR.
This is a great story about how CPR saved the life of a man in Oregon.

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20090802/COLUMN0807/908020330/1001/news/Man-is-grateful-for-CPR-on-street