BIG NEWS! Quirks&Quibbles Changes Name and Launches New Project!
August 12, 2017
Alright surprise! Quirks&Quibbles has decided to change names! From now on we will be Quirks&Quips. For those of you worried we were losing the alliteration, rest assured, all is well in the world! Seriously though, the more I thought about it, the more "Quibbles" became problematic. A quibble is a slight objection or criticism which is really limiting when I want to write about serious topics. A quip, however, is a witty remark. Even on my most serious posts, I like to add a little witty banter. Eases the anxiety! So there you have it! Quirks&Quips! And now you can read it at our very own web domain: www.quirksandquips.org. Woo Hoo!
Okay onto the next, more important topic!
I woke up early yesterday morning feeling inspired. That rarely happens. This girl loves her sleep.
The past few days have been difficult ones as my school community mourns the loss of a former student to suicide. As an educator and human being that battles anxiety, I can't help but wonder sometimes if I could have done more. Sure, I realize logically that in that moment, I couldn't do more. That this would happen regardless of what I had done or hadn't done and that now, it's not about that. It's about what we can do to stop it from happening again.
We all can do more. So often we don't stop to appreciate the little things we love about fellow human beings. And when we do, we rarely put them into a physical form that a person can hang on to when times get rough.
So here is my challenge to you. It's simple. You don't have to throw ice water over your head or post videos to Facebook. You just need to say nice things to people. We are surrounded by a world that belittles us, picks us apart, tells us everything we should be and are not. Too often that is the only message we receive from our physical world.
Several years back, when I was in college, I was going through a difficult time coming to terms with a part of my past that was ugly and that had been hidden for a long time. I wasn't in a place in my life where it was easy to hear nice things but that's when I received the letter that helped me through some really hard times. The letter was from a former teacher and contained a list of 101 reasons why I deserved to be happy.
Now, I want to pay it forward and hope you will join me. It's very simple. On my website, you can easily download the letter template, fill it out, and send it to anyone in the world! Then, hopefully, they will do the same! It's basically the best kind of Chain Mail you can get!
You can learn more by going to the home page and clicking The 101 Project.