Siobhan Kelleher Kukolic

Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Month: June 2019

Will this be on the test?

Author Seth Godin said he really dislikes the question, “Will this be on the test?” It highlights the idea that we only have to digest it if we will be tested on it.  That memorization is the goal.  That we shouldn’t learn for the sake of learning.  To stretch our minds.  To connect the dots.  To become all that we were meant to be. Continue reading

We have two lives

Chinese philosopher Confucius said, “We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one.” Continue reading

Being really happy

What is your last memory of being really happy?  Joyful?  Laughing until your stomach hurt?

My guess is it had nothing to do with possessions.

It may have been a family celebration.  A graduation.  A healthy diagnosis.  Some good news after an accident.  Watching your loved one shine.

If we are waiting to be happy until we pay off the house or meet the right person or get a better job or lose ten pounds, we will be waiting for a very long time. Continue reading

It reminds you who you are

The thing about art is it reminds you who you are.  The reason you laugh or cry or think is because it stirs something inside you that you recognize.  And it pulls a reaction from you.  Continue reading

Moved for the fourth time in four years

Last week we moved for the fourth time in four years.  I must admit, I was in denial the last few weeks before the big day.  The schedule was full of appointments and events and dance competitions.  The packing and purging loomed before me.   Our elementary school was having a book bonanza so I ended up donating about 12 bags of books to the cause.  It looked like I had robbed a library. Continue reading

Game two

The Toronto Raptors played game two of the championships last night.  It is the first time the team got to this level.  They are playing against the Golden State Warriors who have won the championships five times.  Three times in the last four years. Continue reading

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