Odd Sock Day Started in 2017… …as a way to deter bullying in school. With the rise of technology and the added pressure children face social media and at school, the Anti-Bullying Alliance created the day to remind people that it’s good to stand out. By expressing oneself without fear of judgment reaffirms the idea that being who you are is more than enough. If we can appreciate someone else’s odd socks, we can also appreciate each individual’s differences.
The Big Idea: Combine this with the common saying in the trauma world, “Neurons that fire together wire together.” and you get something really powerful.
I recommend making the expression of gratitude a daily practice.
Start your day on a positive note by expecting good things for the day ahead or finish your day acknowledging all the good things that happened during the day.
Several studies like this one have shown how a positive, grateful outlook on life can change your biology. As in fewer trips to the doctor, more activity,
This week, try this: Try being thankful for the little things that usually go unnoticed, like clean water, your abilities, or your bed on a cold morning.
Quote: "If you cannot find gratitude, you'll never find peace." (Letitia Rae)
Educator Resource: Women in Leadership Conference: Join ROE #3 and ROE #13 for our fifth annual Women in Leadership Conference! We will gather to learn, engage, and grow through networking opportunities, viable breakouts, an engaging panel discussion, and our inspirational keynote, Sara Boucek. This conference will be held on March 5, 2024 at the DoubleTree in Mt. Vernon, IL from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The cost to attend this conference is $125/person and lunch and a light breakfast will be provided. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. Payment needs to be remitted to: ROE #3, 1500 W. Jefferson St., Vandalia, IL 62471.
Dad Joke: We all know where the Big Apple is, but does anyone know where the Minneapolis?
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