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I love turning day old garlic knots into breakfast sliders. When there’s some leftover bruschetta, well, it’s a game changer. #iamgrateful and #iamthankful for morning inspirations. Enjoy Priya KC Bhatt

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It launched, today. 100% of proceeds are donated to charity.


Have you donated your hair?

Know someone who has?

Do you know someone fighting cancer? Love someone who has?

Do you have a kid in your life who you want to develop empathy and compassion?

Do you know a kid who is already blowing your mind with how they think and what they process?

We wrote this book for you. I assure you, the book will move you. Inspire conversations with those kids in your life. And it will catalyze some powerful next step, some action. Today’s the Day brings together the true stories of three amazing young ladies into one powerful narrative about hair donation.

The story is anchored in a beautiful friendship that will bring you to tears; along the way, your kids will be compelled to talk to you about everything from bullying and absenteeism to hair donation and yes, maybe even pediatric cancer.

100% of our proceeds are donated to relevant causes based on how kids vote on our website.#iamgrateful and #iamthankful for all of your support.

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How do we bottle this up?

I want to feed it to my kids. I want them to grow up, learn, compete, and ball (whatever their form of ball is) like #jalenhurts .

What a game, but wow, what a team. I’ve watched his interview few times already and expect to keep coming back to it. First Oprah. Then Jalen. I’m liking this week for all the positive inspiration is bringing.

#iamgrateful and #iamthankful for how ‘Bama won so we get this story and lesson out of it. #faithpatches

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Does anyone know LeVar Burton? Yup. That guy. Our Reading Rainbow hero (among other things, but that’s what hits with me.) Eagerly trying to get in touch with him to get his advice and feedback on a topic he has lots of thoughts on and experience with: childhood literacy and global citizenship.

#iamgrateful and #iamthankful for any leads 🙂

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I try and avoid propaganda. But I love this. I’ve seen a wide range of posts over the past 24 hours. And I feel like even my rightest of right friends have acknowledged this point — we fought a war over this 70+ years ago. We became “America” on the heels of the sides we chose and the fights we fought and the enemy we squashed. (I’m happy to dig into all the nuance of WW2, mind you — I don’t view it romantically nor do I believe it played out romantically, but I certainly celebrate it as such). What I found most heartening today was the voices of people with whom I usually disagree on all things politically, stepping forward and saying … if The Daily Stormer is what invited you to Charlottesville, you had every right to be there … and we have every right to tell you to STFU, because you don’t represent anything American. Anything.

#iamgrateful and #iamthankful that I have seen all this up close. Sitting across from me and next to me at lunch while in high school. The fact that I was invited into friends houses where Nazi paraphernalia was on display, flags hung on ceilings … taught me that this isn’t what most and many of these people mean to believe. It’s people in search of belief and meaning. This whole weekend took me back 25 years. Humbled me. We don’t take steps forward. If you look at our footprints, we salsa dance forward and backward. Progressive spirals. The net sum of the past 25 years is progress. But if we were to look at any individual point in time over the course of that 25 years, you’d think twice about betting on what you were going to see — what part of the salsa dance you were going to snapshot. In the end, I hugged my kids like hell this weekend. Like hell. And I know that for all our progress, the same statement applies to my son and daughter … don’t give anyone a chance to question your value, your contribution, or your fortitude. You again? Yes. And again and again and again. Sorry for the ramble folks. I’m twisted. I’ve always wondered what I’d do if I had the chance to go back to high school and start over. This weekend, I made it back to high school. Just not the way I had hoped. Love you all. And I hope every person on this planet finds meaning that doesn’t require zero summing someone else’s value in return. Life ain’t linear. But it can be progressive. Make your commitment to be incremental. In the best way. Be incremental.

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An excerpt. Thanks for letting me on Cheddar and #iamgrateful and #iamthankful to my employer, Help Scout, for letting me represent the POV Help Scout was founded upon and has spent years building products, services, and content against.

Lucky me — just a vessel for a pretty awesome company’s take (thanks to everyone I work with who prepped me and inspired me with some awesome context and language – the team I work for rocks) on treating customers and employees like human beings, and making a bet that doing so will undeniably justify that faith and investment.


#iamgrateful and #iamthankful for the opportunity to wear a suit every once in a while too ….


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A friend posed the below (a former boss/manager actually, thank you Joan Ochi). The message is powerful and precisely the humility and context we need these days. It reminds me of one of my favorite passages from The Art of Happiness. I feel like sometimes I can be too proud of what I have accomplished and not honest or forthright enough about all the people and institutions that made it possible.

#iamgrateful and #iamthankful for the reminders. This is a great way to enter the weekend and a message I want to reinforce with our kids over and over again.

From Joan:

One of my favorite passages, from a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King. In the wake of the horribly short-sighted decision made by our president yesterday, this seems especially relevant.”

It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. We are made to live together because of the interrelated structure of reality.

Did you ever stop to think that you can’t leave for your job in the morning without being dependent on most of the world? You get up in the morning and go to the bathroom and reach over for the sponge, and that’s handed to you by a Pacific islander.

You reach for a bar of soap, and that’s given to you at the hands of a Frenchman. And then you go into the kitchen to drink your coffee for the morning, and that’s poured into your cup by a South American. And maybe you want tea: that’s poured into your cup by a Chinese.

Or maybe you’re desirous of having cocoa for breakfast, and that’s poured into your cup by a West African. And then you reach over for your toast, and that’s given to you at the hands of an English-speaking farmer, not to mention the baker.

And before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half of the world. This is the way our universe is structured, this is its interrelated quality. We aren’t going to have peace on earth until we recognize this basic fact of the interrelated structure of all reality.”

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