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Cheryl’s Adventure – Cheryl Copeland

Cheryl Copeland

Cheryl’s Adventure – Paying it forward

Writing articles over the last few years has been more than a blessing!  Not only did I fulfill a lifelong dream to be a published writer, but it also gave me a chance to “pay it forward.”  Each article was written with the ultimate goal of bringing smiles and hope to those that may be facing their own personal challenges.   

Little did I know that writing for the paper would eventually change my teaching career as well!


Cheryl’s Adventure – Buried Treasures

Buried Treasure
Cheryl’s Adventure
By Cheryl Copeland

Life sometimes has a way of getting in the way of living.  Each and every one of us has special traits that God designed just for us.  If we fall into the typical Rat Race of life we run a high risk of pushing our greatest gifts deep within; they become buried treasures within our soul.

Cheryl’s Adventure – Once Through The Prism

Birthdays, Anniversaries, Christmas, Weddings, and Baby Showers! Each special occasion is often celebrated with the joyous tradition of giving gifts. We sometimes wrap them in boxes with specifically chosen paper and matching ribbons and bows or fit them snuggly in beautiful bags with overflowing bright sparkly tissue paper.

Taking time to enjoy precious moments and create memories that will last a lifetime! Photo Courtesy of Brian Whitlow

Cheryl’s Adventure – Taking time

Hannah gathered her three children, their belongings, and tests that needed to be graded that evening.  As they hurried out of the classroom she reminded them of her son’s lacrosse practice; it was imperative they remain on schedule.

Someone else’s shoes

Cheryl’s Adventure – Someone else’s shoes

The alarm clock began buzzing. Kyle wanted nothing more than to snooze for five more minutes. Five more minutes of peace. Is that really too much to ask for, he thought. But he knew better than to risk being late for school.

You can tell your Grandma ‘hello’ in heaven!

Cheryl’s Adventure – Giving a ‘shout out’

A young girl’s sweet sounds echoed in the shower as her mother reached in and turned off the water.   On a school night, all good things must come to an end, even if the entire house was enjoying her Taylor Swift sing-a-like concert. 

Cheryl Copeland

Cheryl’s Adventure – Don’t worry, Be happy

The last dismissal bell rang and students flooded the hallways.  Cheerful children were excited to be released and anxious to enjoy their few free hours of freedom left in the day.  Among these smiling faces were two bubbling young ladies that appeared to be as happy and carefree as the rest of world.

Cheryl Copeland

Cheryl’s Adventure – My little secret

Hmmm – that’s weird.  What is that?  Is that a lump?  How are we to know if a lump is a lump?  We should check ourselves once a month, but what exactly are we supposed to be feeling?  Had I checked myself before, then I ‘d know if it was normal to feel as though I had a twenty-five cent rubber bouncy ball stuck in the side of my boob!

The Hunter Family

Cheryl’s Adventure – Everyone has a story

Upon the walls of the Art Garden Studio happily hangs the perfect painting.  The owner, Joanne Hunter, chose to paint and display the phrase Everybody Has A Story to personally remind herself that each of her customers come to her with their own unique personalized story.  Her energy has always been focused on getting to know her customers and reading their stories.  Never did she put much thought into her very own story – that is until now.