The #ChooseKind Movement
Mr. Browne, Auggie Pullman’s inspirational English teacher from the longstanding NY Times best-selling book Wonder by R.J. Palacio, was the inspiration for the book 365 Days of Wonder which is filled with quotes for every day of the year about courage, friendship, love and kindness. Something we all need more of these days.
If you were lucky enough to see the heartfelt movie starring Julie Roberts and Owen Wilson a few months back, you have been positively affected by its messages. Random House is continuing to celebration with the “Year of Wonder.” This new movement to #ChooseKind is inspiring millions across the country to show kindness, every day.
To help keep these sensibilities close to heart, consider the Wonder jewelry line for Valentine’s Day – available at 10pm Fashion online. Priced from $8 to $12, it is perfect for the TWEENS and TEENS in your life to show them the importance of doing the right thing. Each quality piece is thoughtful, with an endearing message to cherish and share. And did I mention inexpensive?
But if jewelry isn’t your thing, there is a whole supply of thoughtful Wonder products to show you care. The Wonder Journal Set is also sprinkled with quotes from the beloved bestseller. It offers a prompt each day that encourages children and their parents to practice kindness in the home, classroom and out in the world, a special memento when filled out! Wonder stationery is available at Target, Amazon and more. Inspirational t-shirts can be found online at Hot Topic and Zulily, and social expression accessories are available from Out of Print Clothing. For the teacher in your life, there’s classroom supplies available at Raymond Geddes. Everything is sensibly priced.
Mr. Browne’s daily precepts are also available in a free app available on iOS. So show yourself a little love for Valentine’s Day by downloading the the “Daily Wonder” app. Each day the app (like the book), provides a principle that celebrates goodness and strength. It has something to inspire everyone. Messages are drawn from popular songs, inscriptions from Egyptian tombstones, fortune cookies, and words of wisdom from such noteworthy people as Anne Frank, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, Mahatma Ghandi, and everyday kids.
In the Wonder book and movie, Mr. Browne’s students are able to submit some of their own precepts, which makes things interesting. What’s even more interesting is that Random House is also letting fans submit their own words of wisdom for potential inclusion into the app at http://choosekind.tumblr.com/contact. So if you’re the lovable type, have at it!
So remember, Valentine’s Day is about showing that special someone how much you love them. It doesn’t have to be expensive. It just has to be meaningful. Hopefully, the Wonder movement will inspire you to express yourself, not only on Valentine’s Day, but throughout the year.
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