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Drew Elliot

Hypothetical question: If a random stranger on the street approached you and offered a free cupcake - just because - would you take it?
This year, National Volunteer Week is scheduled for April 21-27 - and according to the HandsOn Network, the week "is about inspiring, recognizing, and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities."
Most people would consider driving 4,500 miles in 10 days a nightmare scenario - but for me - the last week and a half, going coast-to-coast, exploring the beautiful US of A, has been nothing short of fantastic.
Fran Burns of Baltimore County, Maryland, grew up on a horse farm, riding and showing horses.
Bad drivers.
Recently, I was travelling across the upper plains, when I woke up to the thermometer reading negative 26 degrees. I hadn't experienced these kinds of temperatures since I lived in Minnesota as a child.
It's tradition for many families to sit around the Thanksgiving table to pause - momentarily - while each person says something they are thankful for.
Every week in America, thousands of people line up to compete in one of the hundreds of running races that happen across the country.
While showering one Tuesday morning, I had an epiphany.
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