Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Awareness and Power

As we go into the holidays, what is our Shared Vision?

Are we prepared for everyone to find happiness at the same scale?

Are we providing opportunities during the year so everyone can celebrate in abundance?

Celebrate in some ways?


It is interesting to note that the awareness of the effects of low minimums are reaching farther and farther.

And that more of us are becoming aware of the issues of social justice.

Since the news tends to cover only large distracting and agitating issues, it is good that we, the people, are beginning to realize our commonalities and also our common powers.

We may be able to move more of us in the directions we wish for all of us to go now that we are becoming more aware.

© 2013 Kathryn Hardage

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


After attending the NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) Convention last week, I feel greatly uplifted.

I had a booth to share my Songs, Chants, and Fingerplays.  (

As I handed out my flyers, I explained that I emphasize a vocabulary of innocence and integrity.

It felt so good to be around thousands of people involved in uplifting society through educating young children.

When I handed our my flyers, I thanked every teacher for her work with young children.

There were a few men who are working in this field, too.

I thanked them for them involvement and presence in the classroom.

Each time, I got a smile back with a deep sense of love in the eyes of the teacher.

One teacher shared with me that every morning when she wakes up, she knows she has a purpose.

The vender hall had two thousand booths.

I had several conversations with other vendors.

The view that the world is changing and that we are able to help it in the direction of unselfish ideals and to instill values which will grow up through society to enrich and improve it, is prevalent.

We are all part of a great work.

© 2013 Kathryn Hardage

Monday, November 11, 2013

The Real Power

Right now, we are awash in the feeling that money is the strongest power.

Initiatives in both Maine and Washington were defeated by ad campaigns.

People at the grass roots level where community engagement happens, were able to do a wonderfully effective job in sharing and communicating actual knowledge about the issues.

Learning how to engage more and more of the community will create a foundation for working together in the direction that knowledgeable and aware people want to go.

This is the right direction to go and to continue going.

Instead of viewing the triumph of money and media as a setback, I am looking at it differently.

It looks to me as though the world is just getting a taste of its real power.

Money will never be able to take away the truth behind the issues, even though it can hide it for a while.

As we gain a more consistent preference for the truth and want it to be the influence in our lives, communities will be less and less susceptible to ad campaigns.

The truth just feels different.

© 2013 Kathryn Hardage