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The first two days…

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!

I thank God for great people He has put in my life.

I’m so blessed to know the people I do.
God has given me people in my life that confirm to me that HE is real. He uses people. I love to witness it. I love when He uses me too!
I have had conversations or experienced things with co-workers, friends, etc. that have helped me grow as a professional, as a friend and as a person. I thank God for these people so much!

The person I want to thank God for today (and whom I’ve thanked Him for several times in the last ten years) is my soon-to-be ex-boss, Scot Wright. I’m NOT brown-nosing here or trying to get any kind of points, you see, because he won’t be the one “taking score” on our campus this year. (if there truly is some kind of point system anyway)

In the last ten years I’ve seen him grow as an administrator and a leader. I liked him pretty instantly as a boss and it didn’t take much longer to figure out he is a great guy. He is a positive person, a dedicated person and what’s really cool: A LIFE LONG LEARNER. ((You know I love to learn!)) I know that the life long learner thing is turning into quite the buzz word here lately, but he was one of these way before it was “cool.” His character and personality is one of those that makes anyone like him quickly. He smiles, he laughs and definitely jokes around, but he can also be very serious and passionate about learning, leading and things that are important and vital to the well-being and education of our students.

Personally, he has been one of my greatest cheerleaders. He suggested I start this blog one summer and here I am a couple of years later with 737 posts and 346 followers, plus I created another blog for my class. He has encouraged me and helped me and supported me when he knew I needed it the most. He’s made me feel super smart when others have judged me as a dumb art teacher. He’s seen me cry and didn’t make fun of me. (yay!) Not being able to go in his office this upcoming school year and just sit there and talk about whatever is what I’m most sad about. I won’t be able to ask him questions about what form to fill out–a check request or purchase order (I never remember) OR ask advice about some crazy project my student council wants to try out. I won’t be able to lose my keys and have him laugh at me OR gripe at him about the bathroom and how the toilet won’t flush EVERYTHING and some people are totally against double flushing! Ew. HA! There have been quite a few times he’s made me laugh so hard about something that I keep thinking about and laughing for days. I will surely miss all that.

BUT I do have to say…I’m so happy for Mr. Wright, his lovely wife and their two kiddos. I’m sure it’s exciting to think of the opportunities he will have at his new job. His new place of employment will be fresh territory for him to share all the great attributes he possesses (that I’ve already mentioned…and more). His children, no doubt will do great at their new school. This move will be a wonderful adventure for all of them.

I’m so thankful that God allowed me to have him as my boss for ten WHOLE years. This man loves his family. He loves people. Most of all, and best of all, He loves God. It’s so awesome to work for someone who loves God.

He kids around a little too much sometimes (he made me seriously cry when he took a joke to far one time, but that is for some other blog) and at times, it’s hard to know when he’s being serious, but when he told me he took a job at a different school, I knew he was not joking. When he called me today to thank me for being great (another reason he’s great…he recognizes awesomeness…hehe), we agreed that staying in touch was important. Our girls are the same age and they will want to remain close, I’m sure. His wife is one of those people I can laugh out loud with at such crazy things (CHEWY!) no matter how long it’s been since we’ve seen each other. We gotta have another “girl day” soon!

So, even though I’m saying good-bye to Mr. Wright, I’m saying HELLO SCOT! (may I call you Scot now?!?) haha! I know I probably could have the entire time, but I call everyone at work by their last name. I’m not even sure I can call him Scot!

I know God put this family in my family’s life for purpose and again, I thank Him for it. This is NOT “good-bye” for real, this is just “I won’t see your face everyday, but we will still be friends forever no matter what!” Haha! Sounds like we need to have some kind of blood pact now. We can skip that part.

I thank God for great people He has put in my life.
May God bless Mr. Wright and his family in all! ((GO REBELS! …had to do that))

Want to follow a great, super cool life long learner?
Check Scot out on twitter @scot_wright.
His profile pic has a canvas in the background I made for him: LEARN …cuz IT IS WHAT IT IS (had to put that in there…it’s a total inside joke, sorry)

GO THANK SOMEONE!

THANK YOU!  “Thanks for giving me this coffee cup that I love using!”  That is the thought today that inspired this blog.  I know it’s important for us to show our appreciation to others.  Don’t you love when others recognize what you did as something valuable to them?!  Yes we do!  It’s almost like getting a big golden trophy!  Actually, to me, it’s better.  Those trophies gather dust, words of appreciation just fill your happy bucket!   I love to for that bucket to be OVERFLOWING!!!

“I appreciate what you do.”   “Thank you for loving me.”  “Thanks for all you organize.”  “Thanks for just smiling at me.”  Why can’t we use these sentences daily?  We can.  We just don’t sometimes.  We should.  We should let those around us know that they are important.  We should let people know that their help and support make your life easier.

There are so many ways you can send notes and information now.  I mean, check out this blog!  I can thank anyone I want to right now and then share this blog with them through their twitter or facebook account.  I can text a simple message.  I can email a letter of appreciation.  And yes, we can still handwrite a heartfelt letter or card, stuff the envelope, lick, stick the stamp on and put it in the mailbox or post office.  There are too many opportunities to miss showing others you appreciate them.

So, I’m challenging you RIGHT NOW…have a kind and appreciating heart.  Show someone right now you are so happy they helped you in some way.  If you are thinking you don’t have anyone to thank right now really, think again!  Let me give you some examples…

I THANK…

My husband for filling in the things in our life that I just don’t enjoy doing like paying our bills.  I would be such a grumpy person if I had to deal with those numbers.  I could go on and on about the things that he does for our family.  I think I’ll write him a personal note after this blog!

My two children who drive me crazy most all of the time, but that is the way I LOVE IT!

My Reagan who makes me laugh and think, but mostly for her love–she makes me feel so appreciated especially when I feel so UNappreciated.

My Tammy for being a personal prayer partner and someone that makes me laugh no matter what.

My Susan who makes my hair look great and serves as my psychiatrist every 4 to 5 weeks.

My Mary who, no matter how long it’s been since we’ve seen each other, we laugh and have super fun together.

My Johnny who always smiles and hugs me and makes OCHS a great place to work.

My students, whether they want to learn that day or they are having one of those other days, I love to have in my class.

My boss, his wife and family who are just GOOD PEOPLE.  Good Christian people!

My church family for being unified and loving and always ready to help each other.

My high school art teacher–Mrs. Garrison–for being more than just an art teacher, but a mentor, character builder and friend.

My Mrs. Pearson who is the Godliest woman I know.  She’s such an example.

Wow, I COULD GO ON AND ON AND ON AND ON AND AAAHHHHNNNN….

but I’m pretty sure you got the jest of things.  Maybe I will make my list longer tomorrow by actually sending these messages to the people I need to thank instead of posting it to my blog.  Think I’ll go start now.

GO THANK SOMEONE!

 

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