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Cassandra R.

"To do something each day to make this world a better place."

Ewa Beach, HI, USA
married, 1 child
Speaks: English and a little Hawaiian
Joined Jan 1, 2011

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"We may not be able to stop all evil in the world, but I know that how we treat one another is entirely up to us. I believe that for all our imperfections, we are full of decency and goodness, and that the forces that divide us are not as strong as those that unite us." 

~ President Barack Obama, Tucson, AZ - January 12, 2010

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Groups Amnesty International, Dog Lovers, Earth Day, Habitat for Humanity, Healthy Cooking,, NPR - National Public Radio, NWF - National Wildlife Federation, Oxfam, Susan G. Komen Foundation
Hometown Kailua, Hawaii 
Birthday Sept 17  
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What Gives Me Hope children, sunrises, hugs, friendships, love, words, smiles
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Quotation We lose ourselves when we compromise the very ideals that we fight to defend. And we honor those ideals by upholding them not when it's easy, but when it is hard.
~ BARACK OBAMA, Nobel Lecture, Dec. 10, 2009

Komo mai kau mapuna hoe (1836). "Dip your paddle in." Join in the effort. Ho'okahi ka 'ilau like ana (1068). "Wield the paddles together." Work together.
~ Mary Kawena Pukui's '0lelo No'eau
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
~ Nelson Mandela

Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.
~ Maria Montessori

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

“Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.”
~ Sitting Bull

"E onipa‘a...i ka ‘imi na‘auao" (Be steadfast in the seeking of knowledge)
~ Queen Lili'uokalani

“Earth does not belong to us; we belong to earth.”
~ Chief Seattle

"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset."
~ Crowfoot, Blackfoot warrior and orator

"If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties... must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop world perspective." ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

What is success? To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty; To find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; That is to have succeeded.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"What's the use of a fine house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?"
~ Henry David Thoreau

"Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way." ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

“Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.”
~ W. Clement Stone

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
~ Albert Einstein

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
~ Harry Truman

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
~ Mark Twain
(Or an antelope & a cantalope!)

It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
~ Archbishop Desmond Tutu

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
~ Dr. Seuss

A conclusion is the place where you got tired thinking.
~ Martin H. Fischer

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.
~ Michael Althsuler
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