Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Gratitude Adjustment

Well, it was bound to happen.  The first week of school was one of the best ever!  I kept pinching myself to see if it was for real or just a dream.  Then, today...errr, I had a whole different group!  Everyone came out of their shells!  OMG!  What happened to my precious little class?!  Who took them?!  Where did they go?!  I tried to think, no, we didn't have indoor recess yet.  Nope, not a full moon.  Maybe the cold front that has brought cooler weather was to blame?  One little gem had a melt down and copped a major attitude.  I thought I had gone back to teaching 7th grade.  Holy cow, a first grader?!  Then, the infamous parent phone call followed and more frustrations came about.  I vented at lunch (for the first time this year), but then felt bad about it.  My team is awesome and we all feel you need to let it out, but not dwell.  I think I did a good job following that.  Then, tonight, I came across The Cornerstone Devotion for Teachers blog.  I hadn't visited there in quite some time, but so glad I read it this evening. It was perfect and exactly what I needed to hear.  The topic was Gratitude Adjustment.  Boy could I relate!  Read it and see for yourself.(click here)  I am THANKFUL for today and that I have a job.  I am THANKFUL I get to do something I love every day, even the difficult days.  I am THANKFUL to have a challenging student.  I know God has placed them in my care and I have much to learn from them.  I am THANKFUL I'm a teacher!

I do feel better when I train my brain to think this way!  The next time you have a bad day or feel yourself being pulled in by negativity, jump over to the Cornerstone Devotion for Teachers.

6 comments:

Precious Perks (Leigh) said...

Thanks for sharing this blog site. Def going to follow. We all need to be brought bcak to reality every now and then.

tmarie said...

Thanks for pointing me to the Cornerstone Devotion for Teachers. I may be visiting it a LOT this year! :) Your blog is cute and I am a new follower!
Tessa
Spotlight on Kindergarten

tmarie said...

I just blogged about you and the Cornerstone Devotion for teachers. Thanks again!
Tessa
Spotlight on Kindergarten

Kristin said...

So glad I found you through Spotlight on Kindergarten! Love your blog name! I'm your newest follower. :)
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Andi said...

Oh, Happy Day! I just wanted let you know that I have chosen you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Stop by my blog to check it out!

Andi @
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Angela said...

Thanks so much for linking to my post, and for sharing my devotions with other teachers. Your blog is adorable! :-)

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