Daughters. They are gifts and blessings from heaven above. It would be remiss of me to not take this first Thankful Thursday to thank my daughter for all she has done for me, and express gratitude for the truly awesome woman she has become. She’s a great cook, too. I’m thankful for her and a great big THANK YOU, to all DAUGHTERS! everywhere.
John Legend. Legend will serve as the spokesperson of Proctor & Gamble and Communities In Schools education campaign, GIVE Education. The Grammy Award-winning recording artist and philanthropist goal is to ‘increase awareness of the dropout crisis in the U.S. and raise funds to help keep millions of students in school’. Legend said, “By teaming up with P&G and Communities In Schools on the GIVE Education campaign, I can further support a cause of great importance to me – ensuring that all kids receive a quality education, regardless of where they grow up.” According to the Children’s Defense Fund, Moments in America for Children, November 2005, “Every nine seconds of each school day, a young person drops out of school in the U.S.” To see more, visit John Legend on America’s Education Crisis. KUDOS to John.
NASA’s Final Mission Atlantis and STS-135.
WELCOME HOME Atlantis and STS-135 Crew!
Today marked the last mission of space adventure and discoveries for the Space Shuttle Atlantis and the STS-135 crew. Atlantis lifted off on July 8, 2011 for a 13-day mission to the International Space Station. It’s final stop was at 4:57a.m. CDT at the Kennedy Space Center. The STS-135 crew consisted of Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley, Mission Specialists Sandra Magnus, and Rex Walheim.
The STS-135 was the 33rd and final flight for Atlantis, which spent 307 days in space, orbited Earth 4,848 times and traveled 125,935,769 miles, according to NASA.gov.
Commander Chris Ferguson said on behalf of his crew:
“Although we got to take the ride we sure hope that everybody who has ever worked on, or touched, or looked at, or envied or admired a space shuttle was able to take just a little part of the journey with us.”
left to right: STS-135 crew members Rex Walheim, Chris Ferguson, Sandy Magnus, and Doug Hurley.
CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU!
This ‘Thankful Thursday’ is a part Conversations Changing America, aka, CHANGEversations.