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I spy joy in a bumper sticker

Bumper Sticker

I saw this on a vehicle parked outside East West Martial Arts as I was taking my daughter in for her karate class and it brought me joy.

We take Taryn to karate because she enjoys it. And also because it’s good for her physically and mentally. As her mother, the confidence I know it’s building in her body image is incredibly important to me.  She’s learning about what her body can do, and that she’s so much stronger than she knew. She’s learning about mental discipline and strength, about what it takes to be the person you want to be. And she’s learning that everything begins with a thought: making that high kick, respecting herself and others, maintaining good posture, breaking a board, keeping a positive attitude…

She’s learning that what she thinks and the actions she takes are much better indicators of the person she is than the shape of her body or the color of her hair.

All of which is summed up nicely on this bumper sticker on a car parked right outside her karate class.

May 19, 2010   No Comments

I spy joy in unconditional acceptance

Bumper sticker

I saw this bumper sticker today and thought, “how wonderful!”

God bless the whole world. No exceptions.

What a fabulous declaration of unconditional acceptance. It’s true. It’s kind. And it feels warm and cozy. You know, the broken-in-soft-and-fuzzy-Sunday-morning-sweatpants kind of cozy.  Love that.

March 24, 2010   No Comments

I spy joy in bumper stickers

I love to see what sentiments people feel strongly enough about to put on their bumpers. Sometimes I’m amazed at what you can learn about the person driving merely by reading a handful of words.

Here’s one I wouldn’t mind having on my car.

July 25, 2009   No Comments