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1. Shhhhhhhh. I like it really quiet sometimes. Today was loud in every sense of the word. I just want to sit in a room with some headphones on and zone out. I'll exit for pulled pork and Dave Grohl only. In that order.

2. Tiny but mighty. If you ever doubt the power of a small, committed group of individuals, remember daughter's little school community just collected over 33,000 food items for their annual food drive. That's 13,000 more items than last year and enough to provide 15,000 meals to people in need. Tiny, but mighty.

3. I love finding out that people are artists. We are a funny little group where once you find out you go, "Oh, okay, I totally get you now." We sigh with relief as the walls come down and we go on to talk about the stickiness of a particular ink, methods for counting stitches, the weight of lithography stones, and listening to NPR in the studio.

What did you learn today? Join me by using the #thesethreethings and commenting below with your own These Three Things. I want to hear what you are learning, laughing about, and living through.