Over the last few years, I've blogged for 30 days straight a couple of times. A found it a VERY powerful experience as I was 'birthing' a new body of work.
Thus, I'm going to do it again! Although, due to a very busy agenda in the coming weeks, I'm going to give myself a little freedom to miss a day or two if needed.
Recently, I created a new website and am calling it, "The ABCs For Living" as you probably know if you are at this site. And although I had a deep sense of what that means to me, I'm realizing that I bring my own history to the name, seeing that I was an educator for many years.
Now, I want to explore this title and see what the name bring to mind for others.
So, I invite you to ask yourself, what does the "ABCs of Living" for you? You might ask, what does that even mean? Let me phrase it this way. If you had just 5 minutes to empower someone coming to Earth for the first time, what would you tell him/her about Life? What would you tell him about how to live? What would your "instruction book" include?
As an educator for many years, I taught the traditional "ABCs" to children. In elementary education they are the primary focus. And yet, is that a 'right' value to hold? Are the traditional "ABCs"....writing, reading and arithmetic the most important things we should be teaching our children?
I do believe this is the time to see with NEW eyes, to hear with NEW ears, to think with a keen NEW awareness and to act with NEW understanding. I do not believe that we can keep on keeping on doing what we've done in the past. This is a time for CHANGE!
I invite you to look around and see if you feel a change of direction is needed? YOU and ME are the ones to make those changes! As each one of us seeks to live aligned to the highest truth we know, we can make a difference. And with that statement, another question arises? What is the highest truth? How do we tell what is best? What are the values that YOU feel are the highest and best?
I will be doing a radio program on this subject. Feel free to join me live on August 1st and 1 PM PST, or listen to the archived program. The address is:
Sharon Ann Wikoff Sharon Ann Wikoff has worked with children and families for over 4 decades. She is a credentialed elementary teacher, adult education Instructor, piano instructor, EFT Practitioner and group facilitator. Throughout all of her various fields of work, the "relationship" aspect of working with others has always been of primary interest to her. In the 1990's Sharon studied with the Jefferson Center for Character Education. She brought their Character Educational Program back to her elementary school, trained the staff and oversaw the program for a number of years, until she moved out of state. The program was instrumental in creating an uplifting atmosphere on the campus and eagerly supported by parents and administrators. Presently, she is creating products for children and adults, revolving around "Words to Live By". The intention behind this project is to educate adults and children about the POWER of WORDS, inspiring them to interact with others in uplifting ways and to empower each to love, respect and honor their own uniqueness. Sharon lives and works in Nevada City, California.