These Are The 15 Thank You's That My Parents Deserve

These Are The 15 Thank You's That My Parents Deserve

"You've let me follow my dreams, and I'm so thankful for that."


My parents are Joyce and David Pence. My dad went to Trion High School (where I graduated from), and my mom went to Chattooga High School. They both graduated and married in 1997. My brother was born in March 1998, I was born in January 2000, and my sister was born in December 2001. We're each two years apart and usually fought tremendously, but our parents always tried their hardest to make sure we loved and cared for each other. I just want to say thank you.

Dear Mom and Dad,

1. Thank you for always putting your three children first.

2. Thank you for allowing me to follow my dreams.

3. Thank you for your endless love, even if we may not deserve it.

4. Thank you for the meals, birthday parties, and everything in between.

5. Thank you for laughing with me.

6. Thank you for crying with me.

7. Thank you for knocking some sense into me when I'm acting crazy.

8. Thank you for showing me that I should love myself.

9. Thank you for teaching me how to love other people.

10. Thank you for telling me when you're proud.

11. Thank you for always giving me the "I told you so" stare when I did something you told me not to.

12. Thank you for never letting me go out in public dressed terribly

13. Thank you for always laughing at me when I over dramatically hurt myself.

14. Thank you for telling me what I'm capable of.

15. Thank you for always being there for me in the good and bad times.

Thank you for giving me the life every child deserves, and thank you for being great parents. I love you both so much.

Love, Your Daughter

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Jussie Smollett, If You Wanted To Advance Your Career, Staging A Hate Crime Was Not The Way To Do It

You should strive to be known for your career instead of creating controversy.


On January 29, Jussie Smollett made a call to the Chicago Police Department and reported that he had been the victim of a hate crime by two men wearing MAGA hats, shouting slurs at him and that "This is MAGA country", throwing bleach on him, and performing a mock lynching on him. The police found him in his apartment with a noose tied around his neck.

However, after much investigating on the part of the Chicago Police Department, it has been revealed that Jussie Smollett hired two brothers to perform the attack on him.

He organized the attack, as well as mailing himself hate letters because he was "dissatisfied with his salary" on the television show "Empire" and trying to boost his publicity. Smollett turned himself over to the Chicago Police Department on Thursday morning.

Smollett's actions are very unusual and disrespectful, to say the least. It's very strange that he would willingly subject himself to the acts which he claims to hate. When you take a step back and look at the situation through an objective lens, this is too extreme to handle a disagreement over a lower salary. Committing felonies is not the way to get a point across. Smollett hurt not only himself but also the two people he hired to perform the hate crime. He caused more damage than he probably intended to cause for everyone involved.

In addition to all that, he greatly disrespected the Chicago Police Department.

Chicago has a higher crime rate than the average rate in the US, which puts a huge strain on their police department. The superintendent of the Chicago Police Department said in a press conference Thursday morning that he was saddened that this took away attention from the real gun crimes which are affecting innocent families in Chicago. The police essentially focused all their attention on an act which could have been prevented if Smollett had simply been willing to communicate with people with whom he works on "Empire". They really and truly should have focused on innocent people who were victims of very real crimes.

Staging a hate crime is no way to advance a person's career. It simply desensitizes people to the reality that hate crimes do indeed happen.

The world is an imperfect place, so things like that, unfortunately, still happen. However, organizing a fake one only causes people to be skeptical whenever one occurs.

When people hear about a hate crime happening on the news, now there's a chance that they will wonder, "Was this staged? Or did it really happen?" This could lead to people disregarding hate crime claims in the future, thus potentially causing people who suffered through them to not get the help they need.

There are so many other ways to make a name for yourself, ways that don't involve violence. You don't need to commit felonies and pull other people into these actions in order to make a point. I genuinely wish Jussie Smollett had thought his actions through more and decided to not jump to extremes to get what he wanted. He could have gained much more positive publicity that way.

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10 Empowering Disney Quotes That Should Make Your Day A Little More Magical

Disney is inspirational!


I absolutely love Disney! I like to have weekly quotes for motivation. Most of my favorite quotes come from Disney movies. If you need some inspiration in your life I would suggest reading these quotes. However, write them down as well. Put one on your refrigerator to remind you how amazing you are while cooking dinner.

Put a quote in your car to remind you how powerful you are while driving to work or school. Put a quote in the bathroom to remind you of how beautiful you are while you brush your hair. Use these quotes to put a smile on your face throughout the day.

1. A quote from Hercules

2. A quote from Cinderella

3. A quote from The Lion King

4. A quote from Ratatouille

5. A quote from Winnie the Pooh

6. A quote from Tangled

7. A quote from The Incredibles

8. A quotes from Mary Poppins

9. A quote from Pocahontas

10. A quote from Peter Pan

I hope these quotes make your day a little brighter!

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