I am here to grow my gratitude to increase the happiness of myself and others.
My patience and flexibility at school and at home.
I am thankful for my relationship with my husband, because we balance each other’s mental states.
Nothing deep or philosophical but do feel my blood pressure go down which always makes me feel better.
When I was a kid, we identified wants and needs. With gratitude it would change to, Is this something I want, something I need, or something that will help others.
Struggling to help my students and their parents to grasp new curriculum. I empathize with frustration and try to use a growth mindset to show that there is more than one way to solve a problem.
It helps ground me, pondering gratitude with all of my senses of the things the Lord has made.
My students this year are a cache of gems. Very unique personalities and deep thinkers. They may have gaps from the pandemic but they are an awesome collection of human beings. I definitely feel blessed.
This is a struggle for me at times, especially since both my husband and myself have mental disorders. When I have a shred of mindset I do a grounding activity (which does have to do with gratitude). 5 things you can see, 4 things you can hear, 3 that you can touch, 2 things you can smell/taste.
I belong to a group of “nasty women”. They speak out for women’s rights, the environment, BLM, and other social issues. I agree with many of their causes, but am reluctant to publicly contribute because it could affect my job. There are a couple of issues that I personally do not agree with, but I don’t speak because I don’t want to make waves. Long story short: I need to speak.
The people I deal with are often a minefield of emotional time bombs. I defuse my reactions when I focus on what will be the most helpful. I feel like I’m wrapped in a weighed blanket.
I can appreciate the feeling that I’ve just completed a year and a half long manuscript. Proud, relieved, thankful for the ability, and anticipating the next idea.
Everyone, but especially my students.
I feel like the flight coordinator for Apollo XIII. “Let’s work the problem.”
I need to acknowledge the talent and wisdom of my 21 years of teaching. I am always learning more, but I am enough for this moment.
I’m a teacher and we have two new members on our team. I take the opportunity show kindness when I see that they are anxious. It’s a pay it forward from those who showed the kindness to me in my early days.
I am learning to calm my mind in the face of challenges. Focus on the things that are in my control, and deciding my best response (if any is needed) for the things that are not in my control.
You can reciprocate nature’s generosity in so many little ways. I was walking around the downtown residential area for about an hour today. They had recently constructed little bioswales in parking areas and along parts of the sidewalk. I found a snail about the width of my thumb on the sidewalk. I had never seen a living one that big before, so I stood and watched it for a minute. I didn’t want anyone to accidentally step on it so I gently moved it to a leaf on one of the s...
You can reciprocate nature’s generosity in so many little ways. I was walking around the downtown residential area for about an hour today. They had recently constructed little bioswales in parking areas and along parts of the sidewalk. I found a snail about the width of my thumb on the sidewalk. I had never seen a living one that big before, so I stood and watched it for a minute. I didn’t want anyone to accidentally step on it so I gently moved it to a leaf on one of the swales.
I am an enthusiastic reader and try to instill a joy and wonder of reading whenever I read aloud. I love writing and am trying my hand at a Youtube channel dedicated to writing.
I started a YouTube channel about my writing. It’s a big step of faith in my abilities.
It always amazes me when one part is hurt or unwell how it ripple effects other parts of the body. Headaches lead to nausea. Sciatica down the leg. A broken toe misaligns the hips. Stress effects all the body systems. Take nothing for granted and listen to your body.
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