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Choose Words Wisely

Words can be weapons, but they can also dismantle misperceptions and falsehood. Words can eradicate hope, but they can also interrupt fear. Words can knock the wind out of you, but they can also breathe life and courage into dry bones. Choosing words wisely is the essence of good stewardship. When you do not feel…… Continue reading Choose Words Wisely

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Kindness Guides and Good News

  Do you remember learning what kindness looked like by observing someone? Did you learn through experiencing the sacrifice of someone’s kindness? Did you learn as a result of longing for kindness but not living it? Who has been a kindness guide and instructor in your life?   √ Tell me about your learning experience.…… Continue reading Kindness Guides and Good News

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#Sowkind Second Birthday SURPRISE!

Have you heard? The #sowkindmovement celebrated two years of scattering kindness THIS month, and the stories of the power of behind kind words will inspire you! Last year, we celebrated with cake, story telling, and a small community service project. This year, we want to do something different, but we will need your help to…… Continue reading #Sowkind Second Birthday SURPRISE!

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The Residual Effect of Unmeasured Words

One minute I was upright in the ocean, but in the blink of an eye, I was improperly acquainted with the coarseness of the ocean floor. While involuntarily being drawn in and pushed out of the rip current, I struggled to get vertical and out of the dangerous rhythm. Once my feet were under me…… Continue reading The Residual Effect of Unmeasured Words

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Turning Kindness Inward: A Personal Narrative

As an English teacher, the idea of narratives is ever on my mind and infused into conversations. It’s easy to discuss and analyze a dynamic character; what motivates the character to action, what lie does the character believe, and what is the catalyst for their ultimate change? I think we instinctively do that in life.…… Continue reading Turning Kindness Inward: A Personal Narrative

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Moment of Truth Monday: April Edition

Moment of Truth Monday: I am the student who sometimes requires a do-over. As much as I long to learn concepts the first time, certain lessons just don’t stick. While I used to begrudge my “slow” learning style, I’ve come to appreciate that some lessons are worth repeating. I originally wrote a version of this…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday: April Edition

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Moment of Truth Monday: March Edition

Dreaming has been a semi-elusive experience for me. Not the type of dreaming you entertain in your deepest state of rest, but the ones born in your soul. It’s not that there’s a shortage of dreams in me, but I have a tendency toward hard stops before the dream has a chance to evolve. Dreaming…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday: March Edition

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Moment of Truth Monday

Though not a runner myself, some of the finest lessons I’ve learned have involved the determination of a runner. Running is a common metaphor for life, and I think it’s easy to understand why. Life is full of ups and downs, dips and turns, and only the individual can complete their journey. My youngest is…… Continue reading Moment of Truth Monday

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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]

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#SowKind: A Movement of Kindness

The #SowKind movement isn’t a just a cute, naïve gesture. I don’t believe kindness is the solution to gun violence, domestic abuse, racism, or human trafficking. I DO believe kindness manifests within a person and the overflow is splashed onto the likes of anyone standing near. I DO believe kindness has a ripple effect. I…… Continue reading #SowKind: A Movement of Kindness