Giving Thanks for Colorful Ideas, Sidewalk Chalk and Generous Hearts

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It’s cool to buy Valentine’s Day candy on clearance in March, and eat it in April. Did you know that?

And, according to Tamara of Tamara Like Camera fame, those Halloween socks are good to go, any time of year.

Get this: It’s also fine to give thanks now. Well, any time of year. Reading Gina from A 4 Star Life reminded me of that.

So I’m going to get in a little, before Easter.

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What Happens When a Kid Seahawks Fan Becomes a Grown-up Broncos Fan

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Today, I have a special guest on Coach Daddy: Me.

Me, age 8, that is. A Seattle Seahawks fan. Today, we’re going to talk about the Super Bowl. You might have heard that my current favorite team, my home-state Denver Broncos, will face Seattle in the Super Bowl in less than a week.

I chose Seattle as my favorite team at age 6.

At age 15, when my family moved to North Carolina, I converted to a Broncos fan.

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5 for Friday: Things teachers have said to me I’ll never forget

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photo credit: Kalexanderson via photopin cc

Teachers. Who’s going to build the long overdue hall of fame for you?

Your encouragement leads to new discoveries. To finding inner strength. To believe. Often, in ourselves. Teachers, your words resound in us, regardless of whether we acknowledge it.

Sometimes, the wisdom is in your simple honesty.

Whether it’s a plea to realize our potential, pull away from poisonous peer groups, or, for the love of the Louisiana Purchase, turn in an assignment on time, it’s not always the kind and loving words that shape us. And that’s okay.

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