I’m addicted to watching TED talks. TED is a non-profit dedicated to sharing ideas worth spreading. How cool is that? TED.com has a ton of relatively short talks by a outstanding speakers, all completely free.
If you’ve never checked TED out, I highly recommend paying them a visit.
Anyway, I recently watched a TED talk by spoken word poet, Sarah Kay.
I’ve never really gotten spoken word poetry, but I really enjoyed this talk. Any woman who talks about inspiring people to rediscover wonder is speaking my language. It was definitely a well spent 20 minutes.
One of the things that Sarah said was that she assigns lists to help jump start kids into writing poetry. One of the lists she typically assigns is “10 Things I know to Be True” and this idea seemed to be begging to become a blog post.
So in honor of Sarah Kay’s Ted talk here is my list.
10 Things I Know to Be True
1. Life is not one size fits all.
2. Points should be awarded for effort.
3. My children bring out the best and the worst in me.
4. The golden rule is still pretty golden.
5. I am a work in progress.
6. Ready is essential to my sanity. Life gets pretty drab (and so do I) when I don't feed my brain interesting things.
7. The little things matter.
8. Holidays are more fun with kids around.
9. I love my family.
10. If you've been out of high school for more than 10 years and you're still sporting the same 'do, you should seriously consider a new hairstyle.
I found this harder than I expected, but I thought it was an interesting exercise. I know some of these items are clique, but I don’t think that makes them any less true. It's funny how I thought I'd know all the answers by the time I was my age, but I still feel like I'm learning to ask the right questions.
What do you know to be true?
Have a fantastic day.