It is said that this is the most famous photograph of all time. The eyes, similar to the Mona Lisa, can be observed from every direction and with thoughts of possibilities. Once explained, the photograph has a lot of meaning about the world and today...
The Annenberg Space Museum has been built at the sight of the once famous and celebrated Shubert Theatre. This continues the capture of the arts and creativity. The exhibits change and the photography fills the spaces. Once you walk through the museum, you have to retrace your steps as there is much to see and appreciate and take in.
Tomorrow I will share with a group called "Our Views" and the topic is ~
A Joyful Guide to Making & Keeping Resolutions
My personal writings are included in the book,
Chicken Soup for the Soul, Resolutions.
I like this topic because we are each always growing. Resolutions create thought, reflection, and a look toward the tomorrows.
There is no right or wrong... and besides, I once heard the expression, There is nothing "normal" except for the dial on the washing machine.
So not to judge, just to be who we are!!!
Science came alive! Thank you Dr. Steve Yoshinaga and Dr. Linda Organ. The Discovery Center offers hands on challenge and learning. Dave and I volunteered along with my Joyful Volunteering group. Hundreds of children participated even after waiting in long lines just to get in. Not a cell phone or video game was in sight and the students didn't want the night to end.
Adventure! Dave and I on an evening out to celebrate our multitude of opportunities.
Sometimes one can walk the same steps of past days/years and truly focus on all new and interesting experiences.
That we did as we reached ports throughout Italy, Spain, France and Croatia.
No two days or places are ever the same. We met the most amazing locals every place we ventured. The photo of a sign below is what greeted us when we arrived in London. &...I LOVE what it says!
Just be open to exploration and discovery. Whether around the corner at home or in a far away land.
I am so proud of Christina!
Dave and I shared her choir concert last night at Buckley.
And best, celebrated her amazing accomplishment…
Christina has been selected for an internship at USC.
She is a high school junior and always special!!! (She was my amazing little student age 7 & 8)
Learning is special when students and staff had the experience of the glow and understanding of Jan Jewel. We lost her today as she tried so hard to get well and regain her strength.
"Special Friends" was her role in Conejo Valley. Every student lucky enough to be under her guidance can reflect with a smile and warmth. And, a thank you for who she was and the difference she made in so many.
Jan thrived on appreciating and believing in students, no matter what age, and no matter what the condition. Empathy! Hope! Reaching for the best...always!
I will miss Jan as she was my very special dear friend. I spoke to her only last night. I am at a loss since that phone call this morning.
Love you Jan ~ Always!!! xooxxo
It was a pleasure to speak to Open Classroom this week.
= My learning lectures to enhance the joy for children in a special learning environment.
Open Classroom was my life for so many years. The dialogue and interaction this week is all about positive choices.
Teachers, parents and children together can celebrate creativity and educational experiences that last a lifetime.
Speaking at Thousand Oaks this week was special. I loved the interest and enthusiasm of the students who participated.
Thank you for my beautiful flowers!
I look forward to cheering on the cause and experience of the coming Give Back day in March.
Every place is unique and special!
Customs and ways are familiar to some and interesting to others.
All in all, experiences bring appreciation.
This picture is Dave and I in South East Asia. This was our transportation one evening. It was raining and the streets were jammed with busy traffic.
A tri-shaw in Singapore somehow got us to where we were going....
+ This was the carriage that got us to where we wanted to go in Thailand.
A happy moment to get from x to y over bumpy roads and a far distance.
Last night Dave and I hosted a Salon Evening for Luiping and her just published new book of the true story of China.
Listening is a form of learning & this was about history, her life, and the global world!
Gail Small is a motivational speaker, author, and educator