Rainbow Days Training
Where's Your Spark?
I don’t know about you, but I’m tired. As a dear friend of mine says, “my tired’s are hanging out.” It’s a brutal vision, isn’t it? I started to make a list of all the things I’m tired of in life, but it got too long. I know many of us feel the same way. We are just tired of how life has been since mid-March.

Then, I had a mind shift and started thinking about all the things I’m grateful for. Honestly, my brain doesn’t easily transition to gratefulness on its own. I know. I know. I’ve read the same articles as you. I’ve learned about the research studies. We can re-train our brain through gratitude and gratefulness. But, I’m tired and just thinking about re-training my brain makes me weary. So, why did my brain transition easily this time?

I’ve had the opportunity to spend the week with my two nieces, Abbi and Mikah. They are now 16 and 18 and still want to spend the week their parents are out of town with their Aunt Kathy. I cannot put into words how grateful I am for this time and their place in my life. My heart is full! They are a spark in my life and have been since the day they were born. They help spark gratitude, gratefulness, love, devotion, pride, perspective, bravery, dreaming, happiness and joy. I find sparks all around me when I slow down long enough to look and listen.

COVID, on the other hand, has enabled flashes of workaholism, loneliness, fear, sadness, desperation, mourning, bitterness and depression. All of these things make me so tired! There are days I sit in these flashes without a mind shift to anything, let alone gratefulness. I realize I have a choice. I can choose a spark or I can allow the flashes to take over. I also realize as I receive sparks from my nieces and others, I will have opportunities to pay them forward. Unfortunately, I can also pass along a flash. 
It’s important for us to realize we can be sparklers or flashers. (You knew I had to go there, right!? 🤦🏻‍♀️) My spark or flash can make a profound impact on someone’s day. So can yours. We can spark love and joy or flash fear and bitterness. It’s also important for us to remember, as we discuss in the CBSG Program curriculum, all our feelings are okay, it’s what we do with them that matters.

My hope for each of us is to have at least one person or living thing that brings a spark to our lives. In turn then, we are able to be a spark for another. I also hope when a flash occurs, because they will, the sparks of gratefulness will outweigh the flashes of adversity.

I want to hear from you about the moments you are experiencing. We NEED to lean on each other. I’d like the opportunity to be a spark for you.

Letting my tried’s hang out,
Kathy Daley
Rainbow Days Training Manager
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Training Calendar
Virtual Summer Symposium 2020

Rainbow Days Training is pleased to announce our  3rd Annual Summer Symposium , this year in a virtual format. Join us every Tuesday morning, from 9am-12pm, and Thursday afternoon, from 1pm-4pm, during the month of July as we learn more about important topics facing our communities today!

Cost:  $35 per workshop. You will receive 3 CEs for each completed workshop. Full attendance is required. We are unable to provide partial workshop credit.
CBSG Program Facilitator Training

Kids’ Connection, Youth Connection,  and  Kids’ Connection, Too  (collectively known as the  CBSG ®   Program  ) are unique, interactive, multi-cultural curriculum-based prevention interventions that teach high-risk children and youth ages 4-17 a set of essential life skills: skills to help them learn how to cope with difficult family situations (which include Adverse Childhood Experiences), resist negative peer pressure, set and achieve goals, and refuse alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. 

This training is designed to fully prepare schools, community-based organizations, churches, juvenile justice divisions, volunteers, and other youth service professionals to fully implement the  CBSG Program  with fidelity. 

Those completing this training will receive their choice one of the  CBSG Program  Facilitator manuals:
  • Kids’ Connection for ages 4-12 in Schools and Communities
  • Youth Connection for ages 10-17 in Schools and Communities
  • Kids’ Connection, Too for Ages 4-15 in Homeless & Domestic Violence Shelters, Group Homes & Other Transitional Living Environments

Please contact us at  info@RainbowDaysTraining.org   for more information!
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