Some of my favorite childhood memories of revolve around the excitement of pouring over the pages the annual Christmas Catalog. I spent more than a few hours imagining the possibilities of what might be. There was something so satisfying about the anticipation leading up to the big day. In the age of Amazon and being able to find almost anything on the internet, I feel like we have lost some of the magic of yesteryear. The wishbooks were just that. Books where you would make wishes. Further evidence that you can find almost anything on the internet, I present wishbookweb.com: The vintage Christmas catalog archive.
For the final week of Curious Quotes, Points To Ponder, & Inspiring Insights for 2019, I am mixing things up and transitioning to a new format for the new year. I took a serious look at how long I was spending each day on this project, and while I really enjoy it, I finally realized that I need to be smarter with my time. So, here is what is changing: all five quotes will be posted at the same time. I am trying to determine what the "best" time for posting is. Right now I am trying to decide between Friday afternoon or Monday morning. With all all that being said, let's go boldly go forward with five quotes about DARE.
Today is the kickoff of the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented Annual Conference or giftED19 in San Antonio which seems like the perfect reason for this quote from Dr. Suess. I love coming to conferences like this because they are a fantastic opportunity to think and wonder and wonder and think. I wanted to keep this slide as simply as possible. I used the color picker to get the exact teal from the TAGT giftED19 logo. The font is Grinched 2.0.
This week on Curious Quotes, Points To Ponder, & Inspiring Insights, we kick off a Week of Wonder with five new quotes and slides designed to get you and your students thinking. Today's quote is a classic point to ponder from Socrates. This slide is just about as classic as you can get. Basic black background with white text and a headshot or in this case a bust. The font is Engravers MT.
As we close out our week of GRATITUDE on Curious Quotes, Points To Ponder, & Inspiring Insights, Maya Angelou reminds us that we should be grateful for each and every new day that we see. This image comes from Pixabay and the font is the same hand drawn font Bilbo Swash Caps from the A.A. Milne quote on Monday. I am taking a week off from the quotes and slides, but will be back on December 2nd with a week of WONDER.
Let us all strive to be "charming gardeners" and fill the world with blossoming souls. Thank you to Marcel Proust for this reminder to express gratitude to those who make us happy. This free stock image comes from Pixabay. The font is Bebas Neue. By the way, Proust was a pretty interesting character who soundproofed his bedroom walls with cork to block out the deafening sounds of 1910 Paris so that he would be able to sleep all day since he was writing all night.
The week of gratitude continues on Curious Quotes, Points To Ponder, & Inspiring Insights with this quote from Rumi. I used my favorite site for free stock images, Pixabay, to locate this inspiring image. It gives the impression of a cloak without being an actual cloak. Also, the sunrise horizon offers endless possibilities of a new day. I also liked the perspective of the wall and the space that it provided to layout the quote in an atypical way.