Honestly? It’s a hard day to keep my mind on the positive. I don’t want to. And I thought about not writing today. I committed to TGIF, then fault like a fraud. I realize, though, I can still reflect on these things despite the day. So…
T- I’m Trusting
G- Grateful for this week
I- Inspiring me
F- having Fun doing
I’m trusting that I’m doing something right. It feels more difficult to believe it every day no matter how much I hype myself up. And then I’m in the middle of trying not to have a meltdown about this or that (35 million assignment submissions, questions about why I haven’t graded something that was turned in 13 minutes ago, the building’s AC not working even though it was replaced last summer), and a random note of kindness pops up at 9 AM.
Even though Kyle and Elías have been awfully sick since last weekend, I’m grateful for our access to medical care, for Elías’s beautiful, toddler spirit, for strength to keep it moving.
Today, most teachers in the building were lamenting because it’s report card day. Even though it’s rough to see many of those gradebook numbers, I’m inspired by teachers who give it their all. I’m inspired by students who give their best effort – whatever that looks like.
I’m having fun reading slices, commenting on slices, and posting slices. Y’all give me such great ideas, and I love reading other people’s random experiences and moments!
So, friends, I hope your day/week was full of joy. Mind sharing? What are you trusting? For whom or what are you grateful? What’s inspiring you? How are you having fun?