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Monday, July 14, 2008

Make Your Life Better

My family has lunch together after church on Sundays. As is typical, we talk.

Loudly.

No one has complained recently. <smile>

We got to talking about the fiasco of the latest iPhone launch. Since one of my friends works at an Apple store, I got to hear about the long lines, the issues, and the disturbed customers without having to wait in line for 9 hours for the chance to buy a really expensive phone plan, or deal with the issues of false advertising. Even so, they sold a million of the puppies.

A million.

And my friend is very happy working at Apple because they are dedicated to making people's lives better through their products. To which my sister said, "I think that's just how people sleep at night." See, while in school she did a little piece for Nestle in which her contact fully believed that the pre-packaged cookie dough was going to help families bond together.

My sister was less than convinced. And so she left the advertising world to start working for Sonlight, "Because Sonlight really does make people's lives better."

And, like most other companies out there, that is the goal.

But does Sonlight accomplish this? If you use Sonlight's curriculum, will your family bond, enjoy reading, develop a life-long love of learning, and basically improve your life?

Yes.

That was my family's experience. And that certainly sounds like what's happening for many other people as well.

But don't take my word for it. After working out the kinks, I am pleased to announce that I have been able to add at "Sonlight Moments" widget to my blog, which pulls from that forum where people post about how Sonlight has enriched their lives.

[NB: This public version of the forum is still really new, so please go add your "Sonlight Moments" too!]


What's that? You want to add this widget to your blog as well?

Well, I'm working on getting that for you, but I'm stuck at the moment. So I need more time to figure this out. Once I do, I'll post it on the blog.

For the time being, if you really want the code now, let me know and I'll be happy to email it to you in a file (lholzmann[at]sonlight[dot]com).

~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Expectant Father

4 comments:

Kelsey said...

I wish we had the money for Sonlight! I love the idea behind it and the program looks great:)

Luke said...

Kelsey,

I realize that finances are a real issue, and I'm sorry that Sonlight has not worked for you yet.

However, if you weren't aware, Sonlight offers Time Payments and has a great article compairing the actual cost to other options.

If buying from Sonlight is not a reality for you, I understand. Boy, do I ever. Just putting these resources out there if you hadn't heard of them yet in the hopes they give you ideas of how to make it fit your financial constraints.

~Luke

Kelsey said...

Well I was looking at the P3/4 and all three kids can use it. Im going to talk to the family tonight because we do get a paycheck soon so maybe we can swing it:)

Luke said...

May you be blessed with whatever curriculum you end up with (of course, I'm rooting for Sonlight [smile]).

~Luke


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