Watching These Video ‘Pen Pals’ Will Make Your Day

Here’s a sweet, uplifting video that’s guaranteed to brighten your day. It features some Chicago-area seniors and young Brazilian students of English, and the long-distance friendships kindled by learning a language. CNA, a Brazilian language school that emphasizes online learning, matches up its young students with older adults in U.S. senior residences in a program called Speaking Exchange. Watching the video, you can see how eagerly the residents of Windsor Park Retirement Community outside Chicago await their turns to talk. …

Using Words to Push Positive Messages

Did you know that we spend one-fifth of our life talking! How many Talk-shows are on TV every day? And night! We all have something to say, sometimes we say the wrong things but none the less we continue to talk. SJ wanted to be in the Blind Side, if you saw the movie, he is in a red jacket in the football scene sitting between Tim McGraw and Sandy. As the scene was playing out, SJ would turn to Sandy after she did a line …