(picture from a post on PARENTINGSCIENCE.COM)
I was browsing the blog roll and came upon THE DAILY POST. Today’s writing prompt is:
The photo posted there reminds me of up-close, intersecting kitty whiskers. Soon I am imagining the calico curve of a feline tail as it brushes against my face, and cozy covers as I cuddle up to a good book. Yep. Curve is the S- lump I make as I read myself to sleep in the “Land of Nod.” Just love R.L.S. 🙂
But, ON TO MY OWN THANG! I was hunting for Google Images of “hugs from kids” and found this one. And so in the searching, I also found myself remembering some of the best things about teaching, the blessed work, and my responsibility to children.
I am reminded not to lose myself in the sometimes frenectic tendencies I’ve witnessed some enter into the end of a school year. I don’t want to succumb to these stressors. I must remember joy and calmness, even among the winter storms of Spring, the making of supply orders, the taking of Sage tests, field trips, and the reviewing of scores and expectations for now and later. The celebratory Sum of a staff’s concerted effort over a school year still resides in two words:
Take Away Points:
Make sunshine and scatter it! Live the “GIVE” life.
Judge mercifully by content of character and goodness of heart.
Fill a Gratitude bucket, thinking of others above self.
For where there is Love in teaching, learning will surely enter in
and hang a happy backpack.
SO this is my pep talk to myself! I am hoping and praying I can and will do this.