Good morning my Friends
This morning felt like it should be a holiday so I checked my magical search engine and what do you know? It’s Record Store Day! No wonder I felt so happy 🙂
How was this past week for you? Pull up a seat, grab a cuppa and stay a while.
What is your favorite time of day? In other words, is there a magical part of your day that makes the chaos of the week seem miles away?
For me, I live for early mornings on the weekend. The light strikes the trees and garden in the backyard at just the right angle to bring my Muse out of hiding. The coffee tastes better, music playlists are right on track and I feel full of possibilities.
The weekend is a welcome shelter from all the stress of the past week where I can sit and reflect about accomplishments and feel proud of my actions.
This past week, I taught some tough classrooms–one first grade and a few seventh grade classes. I felt so overwhelmed and out numbered it wasn’t even funny! I questioned my sanity more than a few times, fought back a few lumps in my throat and relied heavily on the support from administration and surrounding teachers.
Yesterday I had a good conversation with an gentleman who teaches seventh grade science full-time as part of an unpaid internship. Talk about courage and tenacity! During a planning period, I asked him the reasons why he decided to become a teacher. What he said next reaffirmed my faith in others.
He told me that he wanted to help change the world through teaching the next generation how to care for the Earth. A simple answer and yet so profound. I walked away from that school a few hours later still lighthearted.
I really enjoy our time together every weekend–I look forward to each one. Feel free to fill up your cup again and the cream, as always, is in the fridge.