Nothing like coming home to awesome mail. Thanks @celiacperez for making my Monday a fun day! #firstruleofpunk
Dear Philadelphia, I heart your everyday magic (and your morning glories that last forever!)
Stay Engaged is first agreement of T.O. as presented at Philly workshops.
Stay engaged helps me to check myself on the ways that I sometimes tune out or withdraw myself when something gets difficult, uncomfortable, or boring. As I become more aware of this, I also find myself accidentally returning to the mental to-do lists and tasks with the speed that one flips from social media post to post to post.
If one needs to break any of the other agreements in order to keep this one, keep this one.
Water colors require goggles because she’s eight.
And because goggles are obviously awesome.
And updated bell.
I still struggle to find my own words but today I share a few words from a two poets; one who left this earth yesterday and the other whose poem has stuck with me since I first heard it aloud one crisp bright day in 2009.
I am not full of hope but I am trying. Really I am just trying to keep my breathing even for the most part. I am looking for the light, trying to see the light in every person I see. With that, I’ll leave these words and set off to follow my kiddos and their friend on the adventure they have chosen for the day: to play.