Monthly Archives: January 2013

Day 29: Show Someone You Like Them

Working as a substitute teacher today I experienced another example of the way that kids always teach me the most meaningful lessons. One little girl and I spent indoor recess making up stories and telling them to each other.  Her … Continue reading

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Day 28: Walk a Mile in Someone Else’s (Soggy) Shoes

This morning felt like spring so Grace and I walked to school.  Our walk was an adventure with big puddles of snow-water stretching across sidewalks and tricky, hidden icy patches in our path.  By the time we got to school … Continue reading

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Day 27: Some Kindnesses are More Inspiring than Others

In my family, I’m the one who does the laundry.  All of it.  I spent the entire day on it.  Since I do it every week, does that count as being kind?  If someone laundered my clothes for me every … Continue reading

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Day 26: Pass Along what You Know

Although I love being a parent, sometimes the job of parenting is hard, confusing, and frustrating.  “Maura,” the sweet woman who does my hair, is experiencing one of those difficult times with her first grade son, more specifically, with his … Continue reading

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Day 25: Kindness Behind the Wheel

We finally had some snow in Chicago, and we all had to remember how to drive in it.  School drop off at Grace’s elementary school always has the potential for frustration, and on a snowy day, frustration is almost guaranteed. … Continue reading

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Day 24: Share your Gifts

I believe we are all endowed with unique gifts that we are meant share with others.  Today I had the opportunity to share my gift for creating fun and meaningful instruction with my daughter’s class.  Her teacher offered up the … Continue reading

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Day 23: Assume the Best

One thing that really gets under my skin is when someone says they will do something, but then they don’t do it.  This is especially annoying when we are supposed to be collaborating. That happened today, and I used it … Continue reading

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