THOUGHTS FOR THIS WEEK
The school year is ending and, in my house, it’s the time that my kids sit down and write thank you notes to their teachers (yes, even my high school senior!). Educators work hard all school year long – for very little pay – and deserve some recognition for all that they do. Presents are great, but hand-written thank yous are a lost art and mean so much to the receiver. Thank you notes and thank yous in general are a big deal to me. I was raised that way but I also see notes as a physical manifestation of my gratitude and my way of keeping the love flowing. I like to thank people with notes for all kinds of things: dinner parties, media coverage, and of course, presents I’ve been given. Thanking people in person is special too! However you do it, JUST DO IT. And get your kids to do it too!
As summer rolls in, I like to take a bit more time to read and enjoy life. There are some great books out right now, such as my friend Katherine Center’s new bestselling book, How to Walk Away. It’s super fun, breezy reading! And there are three women whose words always give me a lift and make me ponder. I'm on their email lists and read their blogs as often as I can. Click on the blog name for a link is to their most recent edition: Maria Popova's "Brain Pickings"; Maria Shriver's "Sunday Paper"; and Krista Tippett’s "The Pause". Enjoy and happy summer reading!
Hey parents! Summer is here, ya’ll! If you need information on summer day camps for your kids, doncha worry – I’ve got you covered. Check out my guide, THE SUMMER BOOK® ONLINE: A GUIDE TO HOUSTON DAY CAMPS AND CLASSES FOR KIDS & TEENS, at the easy-to-remember website, www.DayCampsHouston.com. You can search through over 200 camps by age, area of town, cost, and much more. My latest summer camp blast is here – check it out for my CAMP PICKS. There are so many great ones out there.
Be sure to take a look at this week’s VIDEO PICK. I sat down with Deborah Duncan of Great Day Houston and chatted with her about what’s happening this weekend. Whew! There are a lot of events (as always).