Juvenile fiction is not what I tend to read, but I heard such great things about RJ Palacio‘s Wonder, I thought I should read it. Wonder is a heart warming, heart wrenching, laugh out loud, and maybe even do a little crying book. It’s a book that every parent should read and discuss with their child. It teaches kindness, compassion, understanding, and acceptance. It also shows kids being bullied by others and how they handle it.
I came across a training exercise I did when I was a technical training supervisor (almost 8 years ago). We had to interview ourselves, which admittedly was pretty awkward. So, I went back and answered them again just to see if any of my answers had changed. Some did and some were more positive and some were more cynical while others were completely different.
1. What would you tell you 16-year-old self?
16 can be a horrifically awkward point in your life, but it’s important to discover who you are and not let anyone try to change you. Be a leader, not a Continue reading
“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.
(And speak from the heart to be heard.)”
~~ William W. Purkey
William W. Purkey is an author and professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the founder of Invitational Education and co-founder of the International Alliance of Invitational Education (IAIE), which “is dedicated to democratic principles, its mission is to enhance life-long learning, promote positive change in organizations, cultivate the personal and professional growth and satisfaction of educators and allied professionals, and enrich the lives of human beings personally and professionally.”
Quoted from International Alliance of Invitation Education website.
“. . . don’t look backwards for very long. [We] keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
~~ Walt Disney
“Ever notice how ‘What the hell’ is always the right answer?”
~~ Marilyn Monroe
I have to admit ‘What the hell’ is my go to phrase for everything. 😛