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Gratitude 2018 Day 59

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Attitude of Gratitude - Day 59 # AttitudeOfGratitude2018 # grateful # thankful I am grateful for my friend Tim Cool. I have known Tim a long time. What I am most grateful for that after Mom passed he was there for my sister and me. He has a heart of gold and a love for helping others. I know he can be found every Summer helping on with the Valley Baptist VBS. He loves to help with the children. Recently Tim got very sick and ended up in the hospital in Roanoke, VA. Everyday it sound like things are getting worse and worse. I hold out hope that he is going to get better. I pray everyday for his complete healing. In Psalms 103:2-5 it says: My soul, praise the Lord, and do not forget his benefits. He forgives all your sins; He heals all your diseases. He redeems your life from the Pit; He crowns you with faithful love and compassion. He satisfies you with goodness; your youth is renewed like the eagle. That passage gives me hope that Tim is going to be healed. He will

Gratitude 2018 Day 58

Attitude of Gratitude - Day 58 #AttitudeOfGratitude2018 #grateful #thankful I am grateful for silence. Silence is golden. It says a lot. Sometimes silence can mean that there is trouble. Sometimes silence can mean that you are sick. Sometimes silence can mean that you are sleeping. Silence can mean a lot of things. Today my silence meant that I was talking to God and listening. I was listening for what he had to say to me. That is big.

Gratitude 2018 Day 57

Attitude of Gratitude - Day 57 #AttitudeOfGratitude2018 #grateful #thankful I am grateful for the teachers and service personnel who have been on the front lines all across West Virginia getting our voices heard. I am thankful to those that have written or called legislators in regards to our situation. West Virginia has come together because the School Personnel have the loudest voice. This is not just about them, but also about all State Employees. We deserve better. We deserve a better raise and to have PEIA (our health insurance) fixed. We can't live on what we make and still have insurance. It is not fair. We work long hours and don't get paid for a lot of them. We give of our money to fund our classrooms. If we get sick our insurance may not cover it. We are getting national attention with this and that is great. We need for those in the WV Legislature to hear us and to stand by us.

Gratitude 2018 Day 56

Attitude of Gratitude - Day 56 #AttitudeOfGratitude2018 #grateful #thankful I am grateful for support. I am grateful that while school has been closed for what I call a peaceful demonstration that we have gotten lots of community support. Thank You! We need your support to help make our voices heard. Email your legislators and tell them that you support us. Let your voice be heard with our voices. We need to make a change. We can't do this alone. We also need to get correct information out there as to why we are doing this. It is more than our pay checks. It is about our health insurance PEIA and so much more. Get the facts and help us with our cause. Write emails to the legislators in Charleston. All support is greatly appreciated.

I Support WV School Personnel

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On Thursday, February 22 School Personnel across the state of West Virginia in all 55 counties began a 2 day peaceful demonstration in hopes to get their voices heard in Charleston on issues that are important to them.  During this time a lot of miss information has come out as well as some people who are not willing to hear why we are on the front lines fighting.  That is me in the camo coat in the picture above. The picture was taken by the Moorefield Examiner for an article that they are going to put out next week about us. My sign says the following. My Mom went on strike in 1990. I am on strike in 2018. Same Issues..... 28 years apart Fix PEIA Give Us A Pay Raise Support Your Local School Personnel. Yes 28 years ago my Mom went on strike. She was the president of the Hardy County Education Association, HCEA. She lead teachers in an 11 day strike to get their voices heard. I am sure that my Mom, who taught school for 40 years would be proud of the st