A Bit 'o Random Musings on Politics, Religion, and Anything Else That Passes Through My Crazy Head

Thursday, June 16, 2016


This week I got to spend a day in a 2nd grade classroom volunteering with a local financial literacy non-profit. Including this year, I've now participated in this program for 5-6 years, and it's always one of my favorite days in the year. The kids really get excited about learning, and they find it fun because it's a break from the regular school day. I find it fun to take a break from my regular work day, so everyone wins!

Every year there is a quote or two that stays with me. Mostly they are funny, some are sweet, some are weird, and some are all three. This year's most prescient comment came from one young man as were were discussing elections and consequences: "Donald Trump is a Booger!" he exclaimed. However, that one won't be the quote that will change my life (or change anyone's mind on the Great Orange Cheeto Man).

One boy, when introducing himself, would constantly say right after his name: "Hashtag Awesome"! I loved his brash self-confidence and total self-possession. It's something I completely lack. But I think we can all try to have that self-confidence and joy in ourselves. How "awesome" would it be if we all thought we were "Hashtag Awesome" worthy?

Blogging is one of the things that makes me feel "Hashtag Awesome," and while I'm not as confident as a 2nd grader in my abilities, I definitely need to blog more until I achieve awesomeness. What makes you feel "Hashtag Awesome"?