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Siobhan Kelleher Kukolic

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

Tag: Grace

Competition

Angela Duckworth mentions in her book Grit that the word competition comes from a Latin word meaning striving together.  The definition does not include anything about winners or losers.  It’s about growing forward with others.  Competing to best oneself. Continue reading

Whirlwind weekend

Just back from a whirlwind weekend at the Eastern Canadian Irish Dance Championships.  The boys came first and second in their solos and my daughter danced wonderfully in a group of 43 dancers including many from higher levels.  They competed in teams as well and all three kids were on first place teams in multiple categories.  Continue reading

I wasn’t in a good mood

I wasn’t in a good mood when I arrived at the car dealership.  My 2015 van had another issue and the decision had been made to replace it.  I sat in the financier’s office and she started taking down information for the car loan.  She said her son was born around the same time as I was, but he was in heaven.  I asked what happened.  She said he was driving to work at age 16 with two other teens and was killed in a car accident.  She said he was a lovely boy who wrote poems and played soccer in Europe and stopped bullies.   Continue reading

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