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Mother and Daughter

On Parenthood..

"Parenthood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you would have.  It's about understanding they are exactly the person they are supposed to be.  And, if you are lucky, they might be the teacher who turns you into the person you are supposed to be."

The Water Giver


Peace cannot be kept by force.  
It can only be achieved by understanding. 
Albert Einstein

You Are Made of Stardust.
Though the billions of people on earth may come from different areas, we share a common heritage: we are all made of stardust!  What gives blood the red color is the iron content.  Where did the iron come from? Iron comes from stellar fusion.  Our DNA is made up of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and phosphorus.  All those elements (except hydrogen which has existed since shortly after the big bang) are made by stars and released into the cosmos when the stars die.  The enormous pressure inside stars is the only thing in the universe that can make it.  Once that iron is made, the star itself reaches its dying phase-the supernova and all of it is released into space.  Our blood comes from stars.  We are made of stars!  


Art is what We call....the thing an artist does.  It's not the medium or the oil or the price or whether it hangs on a wall or you eat it or you hear it.  What matters, what makes it art, is that the person who made it overcame the resistance, ignored the voice of doubt and made something worth making.  Something risky.  Something human.  Art is not in the eye of the beholder.  It's in the Soul of the Artist.   Anonymous 

We would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to the newly appointed, first Hispanic NYPD Police Commissioner Edward Caban.  Appointed by Mayor Eric Adams, he lead the country's largest police force.  He started his career as a cop over three decades ago at the 40th precinct in the Bronx.where he was sworn in.  He is of Puerto Rican descent. the son of a retired NYPD transit cop. A famly man who never forgot where he came from.   Congratulations Commissioner Caban.  Safe Days to You and the NYPD.  

White Structure

Chango's Fire
a novel by Ernesto Quinonez

In NYC's Spanish Harlem, Julio and Maritza are each searching for a path that will give their lives meaning, even if it's shadowed by controversy.  Julio is an arsonist for hire, pocketing thousands of dollars from investors eager to capitalize on more expensive real estate.  "Quinonez offers a bolder, more realistic look at the search for self and fulfillment in our constantly changing society."  USA Today, 2004.   Get your copy by clicking below.   This site is affiliated with Amazon, commission earned. 

Welcome to this online hub for uplifting, inspiring and informative content for the global community.

At, we understand that life is full of love and laughter along with delays and disappointments. Patience is the key to triumph as we navigate, on this life journey. Every month should be mental health awareness month as we learn more about ourselves and others.. We are all in this together, like the sun and the moon.  As SGI President Ikeda stated so eloquently, "We have different roles.  There are times when the burning intensity and power of the sun are called for, and times when the soothing luminescence and serene wisdom of the moon is what's needed. 

Life itself is the greatest joy.  Power, fame, wealth and learning are all powerless in the face of death, (Sasaki).   Cheers to living your best life.  

One love, Ivonne

Finland has been voted "the happiest country on earth for six years in a row."  The Finnish way of life is summed up in 'sisu' a trait said to be a part of the national character.  The word translates to    The Finnish secret of strength and resilience.  It describes the ability to push through one's limits when facing adversity and continue on against the odds.  An action mindset enabling individuals to reach beyond perceived capabilities and take action against all odds.  It can also be a universal trait.    

Finland has long been praised by a multitude of international bodies for its extensive welfare benefits, low levels of corruption, well-functioning democracy, and its instilled sense of freedom and autonomy.  Its progressive taxation and wealth distribution has allowed for a flourishing universal healthcare system, and, more than 80% of Finns trust their police  force, more than many other countries.  

Finland pushes for the flat working model.  The Flat Working Model is one in which there are few-or sometimes even zero-hierarchal levels between management and staff.  Less supervision of employees aims to promote increased involvement in the organizational decision-making, enabling more communications between all departments and teams within a business.  It leads to a significant increase in workplace productivity.  Overall happiness can be linked to the joy one gets from their job and Finland excels in this area. Most American companies should follow this model.  The country is a remains ahead of many other countries in the happiness of its citizens.  They feel safe and know the country is looking out for them with resources.  Finland is a pioneer in social and economic welfare and education.  

Fun Trivia

 1)  What is JetBlue Airways newest destination?

 2) Who is the highest ranking Hispanic in the NYPD?

 3)  Which New York Yankee was nicknamed "Chairman of the Board"?

 4)  Which Caribbean island is one of the world's oldest colonies?

 5)  What are five things you can do to reduce stroke risk?

 6) Where in the United States is the Musical Instrument Museum?

 7) Who was famous for decades and had no idea

 8) What is the second most spoken language in the world?

 9) When the moon is directly overhead, you will weigh slightly less.  T or F

10) 111,111,111  x  111,111,111 = ?

click here for answers

Closeup of a Black Dog

We honor and support veterans, active military members  and first responders along with their dogs that have served mankind in some capacity.   Below please find a list of K9 organizations that are dedicated to rehabilitating, repairing, rehoming and rescuing dogs  and giving them the retirement they have earned. 

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Ivonne Mercado

Edansons Unlimited, LLC

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