Just a week remains in the Slice of Life Challenge. This was our first year participating in SOL, and we were very excited to jump in and get writing. For a few days, the ideas were flowing, we were doing a bit of high-fiving, thinking We’ve got this, no problem. Then, somewhere toward the end of week two, we found ourselves staring at the blank screen a little longer each night, and posting a little later each day. But, despite a few days with writer’s block (enter some cheesy poetry), we have been really inspired by this event, and we know that we are growing as writers, educators, and people.
What we have loved the most about this challenge is the Slice of Life community. We have enjoyed reading about people’s families, and classrooms, pets, and gardens. We have been overwhelmed by all of the kind comments that our new friends have left on our posts…really, truly thoughtful comments with feedback, encouragement, and words of wisdom.
So, we thought that we’d take a break today to just say
And for all of the inspiration you’ve given us so far, we’d love to share a video about those powerful words. It’s called A Happy Little Thing Called Thank You. There are a lot of versions of this experiment floating around, but this one, that we discovered about a year ago, is our favorite.
We hope that you’ll take a few minutes to watch (tissues in hand), as it is well worth it. And know that we are very grateful to be spending this month with all of you.
For all of the day’s Slice of Life stories, head over to Two Writing Teachers.
~ Jen and Darla