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Do You Want To Be Inspired?

Do You Want To Be Inspired?

Who comes to mind when you think of people who are resilient? I believe we think they are people who have “superpowers” or are legends. The truth is they are ordinary people like you and me doing extraordinary things. Some are people who are dealing with significant health issues. Other people use their strengths and positive attitudes each day to handle difficult situations such as a job loss, living in a turbulent economy, life or career transition, or loss of a loved one.  Others set specific goals they want to accomplish. They want to take their life to the next level to reach a deeper meaning and purpose.

One person that comes to mind for me is Randy Pausch, the teacher from Carnegie Melon who passed away several years ago from pancreatic cancer. At the time of his famous “Last Lecture”, Pausch was given three to six months to live. Pausch's speech "Achieving Your Childhood Dreams," was as upbeat, inspirational and resilient as the man himself.

Stress, Press, Human's Are A Mess!

Stress, Press, Human's Are A Mess!

Stop for a while and just close your eyes and think about the last time you actually listened to your heartbeats, when was that?

We are so badly stressed in this country that I sometimes feel anxiety over waiting for the elevator when it takes an extra 30 seconds to come up to my floor.

I remember back in Sweden when I used to love sitting in traffic jams because I had the time to put my favorite CD on and enjoy my cup of coffee with my favorite songs in the background.

I loved sitting in my cab and peeping in to other people’s car windows and watching them as they turn all red and upset because of the traffic.

WUSA9 Caption Contest Winner, Charlene Woods "Those guys look a lot bigger from down here."

WUSA9 Caption Contest Winner, Charlene Woods "Those guys look a lot bigger from down here."

Congratulations to the winner of our Facebook Photo Caption Contest, Charlene Woods. Did you watch the Super Bowl?

This photo (provided by US Presswire) is of NY Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw running for a touchdown with :57 left on the clock.

The theory is that the New England Patriot allowed the Giants to score the touchdown, so they could get the ball back with one timeout and enough time to make a final drive. The Giants ended up winning Super Bowl XLVI 21-17.

See PHOTOS from the Super Bowl.

Have a little room for us?

Have a little room for us?

As the only open access shelter in Washington, DC, WHS takes in an average of 30 animals every day. The WHS team works around the clock to provide comfort to all of the animals in our care, but our space and resources are limited. Thanks to the hard work and determination of the WHS team, the New York Avenue shelter facility is undergoing major renovations in the coming months to help us provide a better environment for all of our animal residents while they are in our care. 

A construction project is currently taking place in the main holding kennel.

Consumer Protection Reaches Agreement With Comcast Regarding Service Call Fees

Consumer Protection Reaches Agreement With Comcast Regarding Service Call Fees

 

The following information was sent to us by Karen Falcon:

 

D.C. Area Job Fair

D.C. Area Job Fair

 

From Peggy Hillman:

National Career Fairs is holding a job fair on Tuesday, January 17 at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, located at 1900 North Fort Myer Drive.  The event will run from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m..