3 things – January 5, 2022

One day, or day one? Man, this hit me today. I am definitely done with “someday”. Moving forward with purpose means now. Today. Always. Sometimes baby steps, and sometimes giant leaps – I am grateful for both; Baby Bird is home and quarantined in her bedroom due to exposure. Even though we can’t hang out, I’m so grateful she is under my roof where I can take care of her and I know she is safe; I am grateful for the surprise FaceTime call from my girls. Caroline giggled when grandma pretended to tickle her over the phone. My students seemed to enjoy the silliness, too. Her joy helped make my day and filled my bucket. #gratitude #choosejoy #3things

This is my giant leap! (Not really need, of course)

January 4, 2022 3 things

Not my classroom.

Is it really only Tuesday? I am grateful for every day and so happy to have a holiday break but getting back your groove in the classroom can be a challenge. Having said that…I am grateful for the hot coffee that gets me going in the morning. The warmth provides comfort and when I take it to school in my thermos it feels like home; I am grateful for the book The Five People You Meet in Heaven. (Mitch Albom) I am reading it aloud to my juniors in these final few days of the semester. It’s about how we are all connected, and we all matter. A wonderful message; I am grateful for falling asleep early on the couch – bring on the zzzzs. #3things #gratitude #choosejoy

Mmmmmm…coffee

January 2, 2022 Daily 3 things…

Today I am grateful for my mother – she loved like no other. Oh how I wish she could have met my children and now, my grandchildren; I am grateful for comedians. I love to laugh and they can always make me feel better; I am grateful for this break we have had and I’m ready for tomorrow. #3things #choosejoy #gratitude

January 1, 2022 3 things

As I rest my head upon my pillow tonight I am grateful for the serenity I found in past few days as I put everything aside and rested; I am grateful for the positive relationships that surround me; I am grateful for the sweet video message from my grandbaby tonight that just melted my heart. #3things #choosejoy #gratitude