Well, are you settled into the groove yet? I am not. Ha! But I'm muddling through and taking it day by day.
I KNOW I am not the only one being bombarded by a to-do list a million miles long this year. I KNOW I am not the only one being thrown tons of new things to implement all of a sudden. I have heard from many people via Facebook, blogs, coworkers, etc...we are ALL facing so many negative things. I can't even tell you the number of times I've cried and considered a career change.
I had this wild idea (I'm livin' on the edge, ya know?) to start a weekly linky party on Mondays called Positive Points. I could gripe and complain all day long, but I decided I need to be intentional about looking for the positive things in each day. Right now the negative are much stronger than the positive, but the positives are there. Like the saying goes, "Every day may not be good. But there is good in every day."
The only rule is that your positive points must be from SCHOOL! My family or my dog or the weather or a vacation are definitely positives, but sometimes we need to find the positives in the negative environment. Make sense?
Today was a STRESSFUL day. Actually, it was stressful emotionally. But for a few minutes, I'm going to forget about all that and remind myself of the positives. I'd like to share them with you, if that's ok. :)
1. My kids are finally getting into a groove. I'm not gonna lie, I was worried until the end of last week. But they are settling in, getting to know the routine, and finally settling down.
2. My hubby and son brought me 2 boxes of Tylenol and a Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino mid-morning! I've been getting bad headaches/migraines every day for the past week or so, and he was trying to help me avoid one at school. ;)
3. My student teacher is AMAZING and SUCH a blessing! She is so willing and ready to jump right in. At times I feel guilty for turning over so much, but I know that it's also the best way to learn. I'm so glad she wants to learn!
4. At the end of the day last week, the tears just came. I couldn't hold in my frustration and emotions any longer. I was in a stressful meeting and when I left, I just let it all out. I was a hot mess! But thank goodness for amazing coworkers who let me cry it out and just hugged and loved on me in my moment of total breakdown. I realized how truly blessed I am to have that "family" in my life. Those hugs and reassurances were just the comfort I needed. :)
Ok, so want to link up or read other people's positive points? Let's face it...sometimes we just need to read or hear encouraging words in order to spark our own.
Use this image in your post and link back here. Write your post and link up! :) I can't wait to hear all the good things about your days in the classroom. :)