Heard in a group of moms of kids with special needs: I’m so glad I’m not the only one who does that!
Heard in a group of social entrepreneurs: I’ve been trying to figure that out, too!
Heard in a group of homeschooling moms: So my kid isn’t the only one who does that?
We hear it all the time, but I’m not sure it really sinks in for many of us. It just hit me yesterday, after spending a couple of hours with several homeschooling moms, a few of whom I had never met. We have more in common with those around us than we realize. We are not alone. Continue reading
We all know how depressing Valentine’s Day can be if you don’t have someone to spend the day with or how discouraging it is when it seems that everyone you know is getting flowers, candy, or a special dinner (even if it’s just a homemade dinner). As much as we all complain and rant about a manufactured holiday, it can be very hard for many people.
A Google search for “Valentine’s Day depression” yields over 5 million results. That’s a lot of sadness over one day.
So this year, I challenge you to pick at least one friend or family member and do something to make their day special. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time or even cost any money. Just let them know something that you like or love about them. Don’t just say, “Happy Valentine’s Day!” (Because if it isn’t, that will make them feel worse.) Take a minute to let them know they’re important. Continue reading