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Conversations with Your Life | Challenge: Day 5

Challenge: Day 5
1. Think of some way you’ve been hard on yourself lately.
2. Write yourself a loving note of encouragement. Write to yourself in the same compassionate way you would write/speak to a friend.
3. Read it out loud to yourself. {Don’t skip this step.}
4. How did that feel?

Tomorrow is the final day of the challenge.

If you’ve found these mini-lessons interesting, each of the six modules in the course will feature three essays and accompanying exercises for a mindful walk through your life. You’ll identify what’s not working, clear up some thoughts and take action.

It’s like a loving and mindful house cleaning for your life.

I’d love for you to join us.

Lists of Grateful

lists of grateful

We’re in the park
across from school.
I asked the 10th Graders
to meet me at the fountain.
The boys stood in the fountain.
It’s hard not to laugh.

We’re writing gratitude lists.

Here’s mine.

Silent Japanese construction.
In just two weeks
on a plot of land
tucked snug between
the station and a store
a two-story building was built
without construction noise.

The way Yokohama has exploded
with purple and yellow.
White blossoms announce little weddings
hosted high in trees.

The kindle app
that lets me read books
on my iPad Mini.


A small grey dog in a pink dress
walked by a serious man in
a black suit.

Carrot cake and the gift of a ceramic goldfish
for my birthday.

In just three days,
my sister and I will meet
under the bright lights
of New York City.

Silver jewelry.

Red shoes.
Buying student art.

Photo walks.
Noticing the way the trees
bend in the wind.
The way they say hello.

Beginnings and endings
and everything in between.

All the things I don’t yet know.

The secret language of 10th graders.