I get to go to work today! Yes, we have been back all this week, but it just hit me…
I don’t HAVE to go, or dread going…or HATE TO GO (how horrible that would be!)…
I GET TO GO! I’m so blessed! I love my job, love the people I work with and oh boy, oh boy, oh boy…I LOVE MY STUDENTS! I can’t wait to see the former ones coming back into my room and meet the new faces that waltz in too. I know, they might be “waltzing,” but the first day of school is always exciting even if some are a little reluctant. (ok, a lot reluctant)
Today, I GET to see my friends….I GET TO work on bettering myself as a teacher. I GET to get things done. I even GET to present a little info to the staff on my campus today. HOW EXCITING!
My Pinterest board shows a little of what we are going to do today: CLICK HERE TO SEE IT!
I GET TO DO THIS AWESOME THING THEY CALL TEACHING….I’m so blessed that GOD chose me for this adventure!
SO BLESSED! —“I **GET** to!”
I only write, type or text “LOL” if I’m seriously laughing out loud. I don’t type it any other time. Just saying that so you know I just seriously LOL’d.
One of my former students sent me the pin below on Pinterest. So true!!! And so glad they thought of me when they saw it AND shared.
As any other red blooded American, I’m looking forward to the upcoming thankful feast. I’m even getting prepared for the discomfort dressing will give me after consuming way over the legal limit and the involuntary afternoon slumber the turkey will no doubt induce. I’m stepping up this year and not only going to cook mac-n-cheese for our feast (my husband’s family cooks EVERYTHING), but I’m also planning to try and create a dish I never have and pray that it’s outcome looks something like the picture I’ve downloaded from Pinterest. Time will only tell.
As this week begins, I am trying my absolute best to keep my eye on the things I’m most thankful for. We are so blessed in so many ways. I am very much aware of this and try and keep in a state of constant thankfulness.
I have to admit, though, it’s been a hard start due to the gloomy, cold, wet and windy weather. I seriously believe I may be solar powered. I’m not sure where God placed the solar panel, but I’m almost certain I have one. I’ve not really seen the surface of the sun (there have been glimpses of rays) since last Wednesday. Today is Monday.
I know, I know, someone reading this right now is thinking OH COME ON, SUCK IT UP…there are tons more things in this world that could be getting ya down. I really do know this. As an OPTIMISTIC thinker and all around HAPPY GAL…days like today don’t come often. I don’t tend to get really down about things. I mean, I’m sad when I watch the news or hear of yet another person who has been diagnosed with cancer, but I try not to watch the news and I always pray for the ill. I believe in God and know He holds our future. I believe He will give me joy in all circumstances just as long as I remain in thanksgiving and look to Him for guidance. I know this to be true. I’ve been revealed this in the past and know this joy will always be available to me. There are just some days like today…
So, as I start this THANKFUL WEEK with an outlook less happy than I believe I should, I am well aware that I just need to SUCK IT UP and pull out of this funk. And I will do it! I know the sun is still shining no matter the weather and God will pull back the clouds soon and show it to me once again. He will sustain me, He will reward me and I WILL HAVE A THANKFUL WEEK.
Thank You Lord, most of all for JESUS!