Posts Tagged 'national'

Make Today a Day “On” Rather Than a Day Off

David Spears“Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Continue reading ‘Make Today a Day “On” Rather Than a Day Off’

Governor Greg Abbott Proclaims October Persons with Disabilities History and Awareness Month

Throughout our state’s history, Texans with disabilities have played an outsized role in making Texas the greatest state in our nation to live, work and raise a family. Demonstrating the remarkable qualities of the Texas spirit – courage, independence and ingenuity – Texans have filled some of our highest offices, fought in historic battles and contributed to the art and culture of our state. Continue reading ‘Governor Greg Abbott Proclaims October Persons with Disabilities History and Awareness Month’

A Formula for Inclusion

David SpearsOctober is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) which celebrates how everyone’s ability plays a role in diversity. For more than 70 years, this month has educated the public about the value of a diverse workforce. The theme for October 2016 is “Inclusion Works.” Continue reading ‘A Formula for Inclusion’

Labor Day 2016

Carolyn KinardMost people assume the Labor Day holiday is meant to give workers a three-day weekend to rest and engage in leisurely activities. This assumption is not entirely true. The first time someone asked me to explain the significance of Labor Day, I was at a loss for words because I didn’t know the history or the purpose of the holiday weekend celebration. Continue reading ‘Labor Day 2016’