“Wonder” is the story of a ten year-old boy with severe facial abnormalities and his transition from home-schooling to fifth grade at a Manhattan private school. While the meat of the book addresses bullying and acceptance, it also has a deeper layer that speaks to the soul.
I am a huge fan of Pam Grout and her awesome books that inspire me to realize the power we all have to create extraordinary lives.
I also love vision boards (as you have probably figured out)…look what manifested from my vision board this time…a pair of tickets to one of Hay House’s “I CAN DO IT” conferences!
What irony and awesomeness and excitement! Thank you, thank you, thank you Pam Grout for this amazing opportunity!
“Remember…nobody wins unless everybody wins.”—Bruce Springstein
Gosh, you guys! It was utterly impossible to pick winners of the E-Cubed Selfie Challenge. Creativity and joy and excitement just oozed out of every entry. In the end, I had to throw all the entries in a hat and eenie-minie mo it.
Seriously, you guys are all SO. COOL! I feel honored to be sharing the same planet with you. I did notice a couple trends. Quite a few of you will soon be traveling and publishing books. At least five of you want to meet Ellen DeGeneres although I also got a kick out of the entrant that wants to meet Brett Favre.
I wish from the bottom of my heart I could give away prizes to every last one of you. I really, really do. You all deserve it! And I can’t wait to hear the stories about how all your…
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“That day they navigated, on their westerly course, day and night, 20 leagues, counting a little less. Here those of the caravel Niña reported that they had seen a tern and a boatswain bird, and these birds never go more than 25 leagues from the land.”
In other words, he noticed the birds…and knew he was close to land.
You can use this principle in business and personal life, too. I call it The Seagull Theory.
The Seagull Theory describes how the subtlest of clues can signify you’re on the right track. For example, when someone says something once, you might not notice it. When you hear it again, that’s interesting. When you hear it three times, you lean in and start paying attention.
Any label someone gives you is a judgment.
You work too hard.
You talk too much.
You are too skinny.
You are a horrible mother.
You are a wonderful cook.
Her shoes don’t match that dress.
They should not let their child run around the restaurant.
His house is a mess.
I wonder if she has another pair of shoes?
I wonder why their child is running around the restaurant?
I wonder how their house became such a mess?
It’s Monday, so, I thought I would leave you with an act of kindness that is very simple.
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