Kermit’s Cup of Tea: Friday Findings

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Just one more sleep until I’m back home, and I CAN’T WAIT! It’s unbelievable how quickly this week has flown by. Have we nearly finished the first week of August already? It seems like just yesterday I was lounging poolside with my friends and now I’m saying a teary-eyed “see ya later!” Sometimes I wish time could slow down just a little bit so I could relish in the moment and make more memories with the people I love most (or maybe wish for more wishes). I know I’m the woman I am today because of my amazing relationships. I can’t imagine what my life would be like if I hadn’t met them or made decisions that led me to this very point. I’m a completely different person, a better person because of my experiences and interactions, and I wouldn’t change one thing. I believe everything happens for a reason, and I’m forever grateful for all that’s happened to me. So, here’s to wishing for more memories, making more special moments, developing more incredible relationships, and growing into the person you’re proud to be! What are you wishing for this week? Comment below! Now, on to the finds!

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Kermit Says: Motivational Monday

 

Wow! Is this really the last week of October? Where did it all go and why did it go so quickly? It seems like when I was younger, every day moved so slowly. I thought I’d never reach adulthood, and here I am in my late twenties wishing things would slow down, appreciating every single moment, relishing it as if it were my last. The sad thing is that for so many people, these sweet and precious little moments are few and far in between.

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Kermit Says: Motivational Monday

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Happy Monday, friends! It’s been a while since my last Kermit Says… post, and between end-of-year events, grading, and a very contagious sickness, I hope you’ll understand why I’ve been absent. While there’s no video today, I wanted to take a moment to first say Kermit Says… will resume its regularly scheduled posts this week and a few more before our official Summer Hiatus, and to also share my love. I was absolutely stunned, heartbroken, and overwhelmed after hearing the tragic story of the Orlando night club shooting.

Some people are filled with so much hatred, anger, and fear when people are living their authentic truths, whether it’s their race, nationality, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, and anything in between. Some people don’t have the courage to be themselves for fear of oppression, ridicule, violence, intolerance. Some people are so unhappy that they want others to be just as unhappy as they are. As difficult as this sounds, we cannot let people like that win. We cannot bury our heads in the sand and hide who we are. We cannot live our lives in fear or hate. We must live our lives with love and loving everyone, regardless of what they look like, who they pray to, and who they love. As Tony award winning actor, writer, composer, Lin-Manuel Miranda (yes, of Hamilton fame) said last night: love is love is love is love…and I love you! Love on someone today and every day.