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Claudia Hall Christian
Denver, Colorado
Claudia writes great stories about good people caught in difficult situations
Interests: Beekeeping, Books, Fitness
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This has been cracking me up. Since I knew that you were as geeky as I am, I thought that I'd share my amusement with you. Of course, it's a little complicated -- otherwise it wouldn't be so amusing. This is the Great Pyramid of Giza. Using primarily conscripted labor... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2022 at On a Limb with Claudia
I grew up in a household plagued by severe mental illness. My mother would cycle in and out of delusional thought. She would occasionally scream at walls and then not remember it later. She could be say or do viciously cruel things. When confronted or even asked a neutral question... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2022 at On a Limb with Claudia
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We started Everyday Kindness in 2017 as a way of shifting the conversation back to something more genuine and real. For the last few years, we've tried to support, inspire, and encourage everyone to be more kind. It's time for us to take a break. We are not sure when... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2021 at Everyday Kindness
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"Most people quit because they look how far they have to go. Not how far they have come." Anonymous #EverydayKindness #KindnessMatters #treatpeoplewithkindness #spreadkindness #kindnessrocks #kindnessiscontagious #choosekindness #kindnessquotes #kindnessisfree #kindnessismagic #actsofkindness #actsofkindness #covidkindness #kindnesscounts #selfkindness #actofkindness #bodykindness #killthemwithkindness Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2021 at Everyday Kindness
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If you need to hibernate a bit, give yourself over to it for a while. But only for a while. Life is too short to hibernate too long. Otherwise, be kind to you -- move out of the dark; get into the light. #EverydayKindness #KindnessMatters #treatpeoplewithkindness #spreadkindness #kindnessrocks #kindnessiscontagious #choosekindness... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2021 at Everyday Kindness
CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED and SEVENTY-SIX Thursday evening — 7:05 p.m. “If there’s anything you need, son, I’m here,” Pierre said. “Papa,” Nelson said. Nelson and his father hugged. Pierre kissed Nelson on each cheek. “I’m sorry,” Pierre said. “Don’t be,” Nelson said. “Of all the things you could have given... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2021 at Denver Cereal
CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED and SEVENTY-SIX (part six) “Poor babies,” Jill said, nodding. “How do they like their room?” Tanesha nodded. “We’re meeting with a child therapist tomorrow,” Tanesha said. “We signed up for a home service to come in and help. Play therapy that kind of thing.” Tanesha sighed and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2021 at Denver Cereal
Hi people! Thank you for participating in the Everyday Kindness project. I started this project as a way to divert the conversation away from the conflict and toward our innate kindness. Today, I find myself in need of some kindness myself. I'm closing the Everyday Kindness project for the next... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2021 at Everyday Kindness
Dear Denver Cereal reader, I'm writing to let you know that Saturday will be the last post of Denver Cereal for a while, at least. There are so many moving parts to my life right now. They all came crashing down last night in enormous overwhelm. I need to take... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2021 at Denver Cereal
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Did you know that many movie directors choose this time of year to film because the light is so beautiful? The days are getting darker and colder. It's also a season of beautiful light. Focus on the light. #EverydayKindness #KindnessMatters #treatpeoplewithkindness #spreadkindness #kindnessrocks #kindnessiscontagious #choosekindness #kindnessquotes #kindnessisfree #kindnessismagic #actsofkindness #actsofkindness... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2021 at Everyday Kindness
CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED and SEVENTY-SIX (part five) “Okay,” Jabari said. “This is Trey. He’s called that because he’s the third person to have his name. He doesn’t like being called ‘Trey’ so Mama said we could change it to his real name.” “Which is?” Jill asked. “I’m William Edward Burghardt... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2021 at Denver Cereal
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It's a cold season. Kindness will warm your heart. Try it. Be kind. #EverydayKindness #KindnessMatters #treatpeoplewithkindness #spreadkindness #kindnessrocks #kindnessiscontagious #choosekindness #kindnessquotes #kindnessisfree #kindnessismagic #actsofkindness #actsofkindness #covidkindness #kindnesscounts #selfkindness #actofkindness #bodykindness #killthemwithkindness Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2021 at Everyday Kindness
CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED and SEVENTY-SIX (part four) Thursday evening — 7:45 p.m. “Sorry I’m late,” Jill said after entering the main area of Tanesha and Heather’s house. “I had to get Katy and Paddie off and then the twins had a melt down.” Tanesha hugged Jill. “What’s up with the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2021 at Denver Cereal
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You are not underwater, it just feels that way. Like all feelings, this feeling will pass. Reach out. Ask for help. Hang on! #EverydayKindness #KindnessMatters #treatpeoplewithkindness #spreadkindness #kindnessrocks #kindnessiscontagious #choosekindness #kindnessquotes #kindnessisfree #kindnessismagic #actsofkindness #actsofkindness #covidkindness #kindnesscounts #selfkindness #actofkindness #bodykindness #killthemwithkindness Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2021 at Everyday Kindness
CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED and SEVENTY-SIX (part three) They went upstairs. Wyn had moved in with Mack in his room, leaving three free rooms. Jacob had taken a wall out so that Jabari and his brothers could be in the same room. There were new bunk beds for the new kids.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2021 at Denver Cereal
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"Without forgiveness life is governed by an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation." Roberto Assagioti Forgiveness is an inside job, starting with yourself. We don't know everything all the time. We're all learning. You can forgive yourself. Do it today. #EverydayKindness #KindnessMatters #treatpeoplewithkindness #spreadkindness #kindnessrocks #kindnessiscontagious #choosekindness #kindnessquotes #kindnessisfree #kindnessismagic... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2021 at Everyday Kindness
CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED and SEVENTY-SIX (part two) “You know all of this,” Blane said. “What’s going on?” “I don’t know,” Nelson said. “The last time was bad. Horrible. I don’t want to go back there.” “Neither do the folks from French antiquities,” Blane said. “This time is not the last... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2021 at Denver Cereal
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It's a big world with a lot of moving parts. Breathe. Don't take it on all at once. Take up one thing. Finish it. Breathe. Take on another. You've got this. #EverydayKindness #KindnessMatters #treatpeoplewithkindness #spreadkindness #kindnessrocks #kindnessiscontagious #choosekindness #kindnessquotes #kindnessisfree #kindnessismagic #actsofkindness #actsofkindness #covidkindness #kindnesscounts #selfkindness #actofkindness #bodykindness #killthemwithkindness Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2021 at Everyday Kindness
CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED and SEVENTY-SIX (part one) Thursday evening — 7:05 p.m. “If there’s anything you need, son, I’m here,” Pierre said. “Papa,” Nelson said. Nelson and his father hugged. Pierre kissed Nelson on each cheek. “I’m sorry,” Pierre said. “Don’t be,” Nelson said. “Of all the things you could... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2021 at Denver Cereal
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I don't care what's happened to you or what someone has told you about you or even what you believe. The truth is -- You are so loved. #EverydayKindness #KindnessMatters #treatpeoplewithkindness #spreadkindness #kindnessrocks #kindnessiscontagious #choosekindness #kindnessquotes #kindnessisfree #kindnessismagic #actsofkindness #actsofkindness #covidkindness #kindnesscounts #selfkindness #actofkindness #bodykindness #killthemwithkindness Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2021 at Everyday Kindness
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Wherever you're heading, being kind will make everything easier. So be kind -- to yourself and in every interaction #EverydayKindness #KindnessMatters #treatpeoplewithkindness #spreadkindness #kindnessrocks #kindnessiscontagious #choosekindness #kindnessquotes #kindnessisfree #kindnessismagic #actsofkindness #actsofkindness #covidkindness #kindnesscounts #selfkindness #actofkindness #bodykindness #killthemwithkindness Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2021 at Everyday Kindness
CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED and SEVENTY-FIVE (part six) “Oh that’s much better, thank you Marigold,” Callisto said. “You have a tiny butt, Jill,” Mari said. “She just needed a little more room.” Callisto laughed. Mari grinned. “Now, Mari,” Callisto said. “Do you still have that gem that falls off the Princess... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2021 at Denver Cereal
CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED and SEVENTY-FIVE Thursday morning — 10:17 a.m. Denver Crime Labs Denver, Colorado “To what do I owe this pleasure?” Nelson asked. Nelson was sitting at his desk outside Ava O’Malley’s office and next to the lab. He didn’t turn around or look up. He knew that someone... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2021 at Denver Cereal
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Hey! This cat has been watching your internal life. And, she told me that you have been way too hard on yourself. Maybe it's time to cut yourself some slack. #EverydayKindness #KindnessMatters #treatpeoplewithkindness #spreadkindness #kindnessrocks #kindnessiscontagious #choosekindness #kindnessquotes #kindnessisfree #kindnessismagic #actsofkindness #actsofkindness #covidkindness #kindnesscounts #selfkindness #actofkindness #bodykindness #killthemwithkindness Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2021 at Everyday Kindness
CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED and SEVENTY-FIVE (part five) There was a whooshing sound in the loft. “Someone has arrived,” Jill said. “I’ll go check.” “I should go, in case it’s danger,” Callisto said. “Why don’t you get dressed?” Jill asked. “If I get into trouble, and you’re not ready, I can... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2021 at Denver Cereal