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{choose kind} #sol17

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Choose kind.

I've have tried to share that mantra in our home ever since I read the book Wonder when it was first published.  It's quite honestly a good reminder for us all.  Choose kind, always.  These are important words outside in the real world, but recently more so IN our home.  The girls are just about seven years old and they are sisters, so sometimes words or their tone of voice is, well, not-so-kind.

My daughters' school is also encouraging kindness through their Kindness Campaign.  They have t-shirts as a visual reminder and assemblies to help reinforce this message of choosing kind.  I was pleased to hear that I wasn't the only one trying to spread the word that kindness matters.

A letter was sent home a little over a week ago about "One School, One Book."  I was excited to read about this, and it was a b…

{small moments} #sol17

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Each Tuesday of this new year has come and gone. All seven of them. I was able to squeeze in three slices in January. Life has been busy. 

I've been living in all the BIG moments. Home and school consuming every moment. Life is good, but busy. Always on the go just being busy.  

I thought about writing. I wanted to write. I would open up my laptop. Then my eyes would close. This whole balancing life is difficult. 

And, therefore, time, energy, and my story did not coincide.

"But here I come," I hear March whispering in my ear.  

And that means the challenge of writing, not just on Tuesdays, but every day.  Searching for those small moments worth sharing. Noticing, watching, holding on, jotting words ... that will become slices of life. 

I'm excited about living in the small moments of life again.

So, I need to take some of my own ad…