On our 8th Birthday, we decided to celebrate 2014 by celebrating others who inspire us every day. Each month, on the 1st (or so) of the month, we will celebrate a fellow blogger whose work has inspired us recently. We feel so lucky to be part of the blog world that we want to celebrate all that everyone gives us each day.
This month, we are celebrating Ruth Ayres and her blog. Ruth Ayres Writes is a blog that grounds us on a daily basis. Ruth's honesty and joy about all things teaching, parenting, and beyond is one reason we love her blog. But the thing we've loved best lately is the gift she has given all of us with her Saturday CELEBRATE TODAY Meme We love reading everyone's posts in her roundup but so many of us who participate regularly realize the gift that this roundup offers. Ruth has invited all of us to look at our weeks with new eyes--and to find the things to celebrate each day. It is a mindset change when our weeks aren't as we hoped they'd be, and we love Ruth for giving us this gift.
We are honoring Ruth by making a donation to BOOK LOVE in her name. If you don't know the BOOK LOVE FOUNDATION, it is a non-profit started by Penny Kittle. The mission on their website says this:
"TO PROMOTE THE LOVE OF READING AMONG ADOLESCENTS BY PROVIDING CLASSROOM LIBRARIES OF HIGHLY ENGAGING BOOKS TO MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHERS."
Brilliance indeed! If you don't know of this amazing new foundation, we encourage you to check it out!
So our CELEBRATE post this week is a celebration of Ruth and all she does for the Blog Community! BOOK LOVE to RUTH AYRES this month as we celebrate those people who inspire us on a daily basis!