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Moment of Truth Monday

Teaching adult ESL classes has given me profound insight into the concept of native tongue. Being saturated in a language since birth, it can be tough to adapt to the oddities and newness of a second language. It’s not for a lack of desire or unwillingness that the difficulty comes. Deferring to a native tongue…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

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Moment of Truth Monday

Growing up, I hated having a summer birthday. My displeasure was rooted in the inability to have my classmates enjoy special treats, sing to me, and come to my birthday party. Getting people together for a summer birthday is comparable to herding cats. [And all the summer birthdays said amen!] While most children celebrated the…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

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Announcing: New #Sowkind Shirts

New #sowkind shirts are available! Woo-hoo!! By purchasing a shirt, the #sowkind movement reaches into new areas. Shirts are excellent conversation starters and curiosity sparkers; they offer open invitations to onlookers! Movements need many people to create momentum, so this is a great way to encourage the ripple of kindness. We’ve set a goal of…… Continue reading Announcing: New #Sowkind Shirts

Encouragement · moment of truth monday · Sow Kind

Moment of Truth Monday

Birthdays are important. It’s my personal practice to make much of my loved one’s birthdays. We have birthday traditions I suspect will live on if my children have families of their own. We have donuts and chocolate milk in the morning, blow out candles and open gifts in the morning, and speak words of encouragement…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

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Moment of Truth Monday

Proper table settings make me nervous. While I distinctly remember the lesson in Brownies, I also remember panic moving in simultaneously. Did the spoon and knife go together? Where did the napkin belong? What if I didn’t get the place setting right? I promise I’m not exaggerating. Setting the table sends me googling and worrying…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

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T-shirts and a Contest [oh, my]

It started as a seed idea and turned into a full-grown dream. The #Sowkind Movement has roots embedded in a belief that our words have unique and distinct power. Though words are freely given to each of us, we have a responsibility to steward them well. When I first shared this dream, I invited you…… Continue reading T-shirts and a Contest [oh, my]

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Release the Outcome [#sowkind]

Outcome [noun]: something that follows as a result or consequence. Anticipating an outcome is second nature for me. I invest more time than I care to admit considering all the things before moving forward. When I am dependent on the outcome, I often forfeit the pursuit. I become paralyzed in my “need to know” state…… Continue reading Release the Outcome [#sowkind]