The Secret Between Who You Are and Who You Want to Be

Oct. 31, 2021 by

I’m going to tell you a secret. Before I do, though, you should probably know my definition of a secret. It’s something only the person holding it knows. Every once in a while I’ll ask my husband to tell me

I See You and the World is Better for It

Feb. 14, 2018 by

Creepy or Encouraging? There’s a creepy trend coming from parents and fans at high school sporting events. I heard about it at work the other day. It was supposed to be encouraging—a push for us to cheer one another on,

Coming Back Whether I’m Dressed or Not

Coming Back Whether I’m Dressed or Not

Apr. 6, 2016 by

The second coming. It’s way under talked about! Okay, this is going to sound weird, but here goes. Sometimes when I’m taking a shower, I hear what sounds like trumpets blowing off in the distance. The first time I heard

Try Encouragement and Leave the Judging to Someone Else

Try Encouragement and Leave the Judging to Someone Else

Dec. 1, 2015 by

Sometimes we forget to encourage one another. We’re too busy pointing out the bad stuff to realize just what a difference a few encouraging words might make.   I recently wrote a blog for AboutWe.org about how sometimes people try

Jars of Stars – For When the Troubles Hit

Jars of Stars – For When the Troubles Hit

Sep. 15, 2014 by

(Hey Everybody! We’ve got a special guest blogger today! Here’s a special thank you to Elizabeth Dahl for taking the time to write this great post and share her wonderful idea for how to deal with the blues and woes

Quotes, Questions, and the Quadratic Formula

Quotes, Questions, and the Quadratic Formula

Jan. 17, 2013 by

“You shouldn’t say that. You’re not being a high-five friend.”  Sixth graders get a lot of things right. I didn’t hear the particulars of this conversation, but I did hear one student say to another, “You shouldn’t say that. You’re

Quotes, Questions, and the Quadratic Formula

Quotes, Questions, and the Quadratic Formula

Dec. 13, 2012 by

“You’re my Linus.” I work with autistic students in the public school system. When I first started, I spent most of my day cheering one student through his struggles each day. If he didn’t understand something, I would tell him

What do you think about second chances?

What do you think about second chances?

Nov. 14, 2012 by

Have you ever wanted a “do-over”? They’re really handy when we mess up, but when it’s someone else asking for a little mercy, it can pose more of a quandary. Lately, I’ve been reading a book about relationships. So far

From The Help to One Direction

From The Help to One Direction

Nov. 1, 2012 by

“You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” ~ The Help I just finished reading The Help, so I thought I should use a quote from the book for Thursday’s category! Have you pointed out someone’s specialness to them

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