I love languages! Maybe it’s because I grew up listening to my mom, aunt and grandma speaking Latvian. I never understood a word but I loved the sound of them talking in their mother tongue. It always made me feel safe and at home.
Over the past while, I’ve been working on learning both French and Spanish using the free app Duolingo. Right now I have had my longest streak every – over 50 days! It only takes a bit of time but I love feeling like I could at least say, “Hello, how are you?” when connecting with another person.
These days, when so many of us have an abundance of time at home, it feels good to focus on something that is simple, meaningful and in the service of connection.
You can find Duolingo wherever you normally get apps. What language do you want to learn?
On the New Moon, I began a new blog series: 40 Days of Beauty, Goodness & Love, little moments of light to get us through a difficult time. If you get solace, peace and inspiration from this, please share with others who need the same.
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