Hey Grandpa,

For a number of years I've written small dedications to you, in some form or another.  Every year it seems that with a new accomplishment in my life, there's a small sadness attached because you weren't here to share in that joy.  We are now in year 10, and my emotions still are all over … Continue reading Hey Grandpa,

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Loyalty: The Gift We Give Too Easily. 

  While I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts, The Friend Zone, I heard a really deep question that had to make me think for a while today.  The topic of discussion was around loyalty and this question really resonated with me on many levels.  I decided to gather my thoughts and write my own … Continue reading Loyalty: The Gift We Give Too Easily. 

Why You Should Read a Book: The Importance of Literacy

Every quote speaks to my life!! #BookNerd

Denise Nichole Andrews

From one book nerd to another! Here are six quotes to motivate you to read!

“Some say they get lost in books, but I find myself, again and again, in the pages of a good book. Humanly speaking, there is no greater teacher, no greater therapist, no greater healer of the soul, than a well-stocked library.”

-L.R. Knost

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.”

-James Baldwin

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”

-Frederick Douglass

“People don’t realize how a man’s whole life can be changed one book.”

-Malcolm X

“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a…

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Sometimes You Can’t Please Everyone

I saw this today and felt the need to share.  There are too many times in life that I feel this way, but sometimes I have to remind myself that I am not always going to be someone's cup of tea; and sometimes, that's ok.  I enjoy being a unique individual, I think that's what makes … Continue reading Sometimes You Can’t Please Everyone