Hug the Curve


(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:

Golden Rule

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.


About hrobertson2013

“Each man ( and mermaid) will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land”. Isa 32:2 NIV Warning: The author of this blog is not an ordinary individual. Even Mermaids need a rest from all that's real and grown up. Welcome to the wonder of blog. Come be audience to all that's wet and wild in her stories, poems and thoughts. Instructor by day, super hero by night, and mystical mermaid by summer. Whenever she has the fortune of diving into a pond, reservoir, or mountain waterfall, you'll find her there swimming, and singing songs of life.
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