sometimes we don’t realize

because other people don’t see things like we do

that we’re not wrong

we are visionaries


Inspiration: Florence Nightingale 

I didn’t realize this before but I share a birthday with Florence Nightingale. She was a nurse and statistician who lived from 1820-1910.  I recently read an article about her for school. She developed what is known as her Rose Charts which she devised to illustrate the observations she made regarding patients at a particular hospital who had a higher mortality rate during the Crimean War than other hospitals in the country.

Florence Nightingale was successful because she was able to devise a system to organize and present her information to city officials in a manner that convinced them to take the information seriously. I’m sure there were times when  she wasn’t sure what she was doing, but she believed in the value of what she was doing and succeeded in her mission.

May Day Blogging Challenge 2016
What is it?
A way to make sure my friend and I continue blogging in May because we need to be held accountable.

How does it work?

Using http://www.onthisday.com/ find an event from history for each day of the month and use that for an inspiration for our daily post. It can be anything from History, Music, Film & TV, Sports. And of course creative license is allowed- to tie back to the historical event in any way we find relevant.

What is the format?

It can be any length but should be fairly short. It can be a poem, story, an essay, a rant, and editorial, etc. Posts should be hashtagged #MDBC2016 on social media.

What happens if we don’t post?

Absolutely nothing, except we will be disappointed with ourselves and each of us is required to make the other feel bad if this occurs.


Published by Cherrie Ali

I live in Miami and I enjoy writing, traveling, dogs, and geocaching.

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