Today we donned our new
“We are OC”
shirts the boss got for us.
I loved matching my co-workers. It might seem kind of goofy to others, but to me, it was like being part of a cool club. I loved the unity.
I love to see the pride we all take in our work and our school. I especially love to be a part of all the excitement we have for Monday.
We get to usher a new year in with our students! (BIG CRAZY SMILEY FACE HERE)
I thank God for my OC family.
They are MY PEOPLE!
Here are a few pics of the crazy group as we were going outside to pose for this year’s campus photo:
Like I said, MY PEOPLE!
And to end this blog today, I want to praise and thank God for blessing OCHS with two leaders that are HIS people. It’s a great feeling to have bosses who know Jesus. I truly have been blessed throughout my years as a teacher to have Godly administrators.
They were both a little worried when I wanted to take a picture of them today, because apparently I’m a bit malicious when it comes to embarrassing photos or videos. Not the case today! I wanted to show these two off as my blessings…
My people, but most of all—
The first two days…
Yes. I am blessed. The last two days back at a job I love have been blessings.
Some teachers (and other people who have to) go through meetings get frustrated and upset at times. They worry and fret over things, because the boss is not saying what they want or a co-worker won’t stop asking questions. Well, I recognize the fact that we are all different people, different personalities and bodies. We have difference of opinions, mind-sets and medication. Haha!
I LOVE THOSE DIFFERENCES! If we were all the same…how would this world be!?! We’d all like bananas and the color green would be our fave. How would that even work? Yes, we would all agree, but how would that help move anything forward. Plain and simple, it wouldn’t. Duhh.
Ok, I know that some of those meetings go on and on because someone can’t let go of a point. I get it. But instead of getting upset, I giggle. NOT AUDIBLY; although, sometimes a weird sound comes out from trying to stifle the giggle. I don’t giggle because I’m making fun…I giggle because, as I said up there…I recognize that we are all different. I giggle with joy that GOD MADE US THAT WAY!
I do admit, I threatened a couple of co-workers with a good ole body slam yesterday, but all in fun OF COURSE. (if I could actually body slam them..that would be entertaining tho! haha!)
Back to my original point: I AM BLESSED. Thank You God for these first two days!!! Excited to see what this third one holds and the many more to come. Excitement really doesn’t even begin to describe my expectancy!
A friend/co-worker of mine shared this t-shirt on my FB page today. I LOVE IT! What I love most is when I read that it makes me get even MORE excited about this coming Monday. I *GET* to go back to work after summer vacation. I’m so blessed. I, of course, love my summer, but WOW, DO I LOVE MY JOB! I do! Some people think I’m nuts. I’m cool with that. I am nuts about the job God has given me.
Because…I truly believe in this verse right here:
Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men, -Colossians 3:23 (HCSB)
We are SUPPOSED to be excited about our work…
Enthusiastic about our daily jobs… here’s another version of the verse:
Whatever you do, work at it wholeheartedly as though you were doing it for the Lord and not merely for people.
(International Standard Version)
I love that..WHOLEHEARTEDLY! Do it with all your heart. (BIG HUGE CRAZY SMILEY FACE HERE)
I have this saying hanging in my shop: Love what you do and you will never work a day in your life.
Here’s another one: Make your vocation your vacation.
And let’s not forget to do this:
I thank God for my WONDERFUL job where I get to teach some AWESOME kiddos, work with some SASSY people AND they all love me even though I’m CRAZY!