You know, no matter what day it is, what life you have, and all of the circumstances OF your life, there are only two ways the day can go. I think that's a choice. I can focus my time right now on the crisis that the educational system finds itself, and more dear to me still, the job that I may or may not have next year. I could focus on the fact that another chair broke in my classroom and I have to figure out where that kid is going to go until the budget "unfreezes" and we can order new chairs. I could focus on the kids that can not follow three step written and spoken instructions with visual cues. I could definitley focus in on that fact that *gasp* IT'S MONDAY!
But today I sat in my chair before the kids came in to class (or rather I met them for breakfast in the cafe') and I had a cup of coffee. I didn't have to take my jacket off today, mainly due to the fact that I didn't need one today. I FINALLY got to wear a spring dress instead of frumpy old pants that don't fit anymore (because I SHRANK!...TWO SIZES!). I didn't bring my computer home this weekend because I didn't have to grade anything. And ALL day today, my students have been doing wonderful things! Check out this smiley face that was assigned for homework:
And you know what? I can't figure out how to get the darn thing right side up! But I don't care, because this student did EXACTLY what I asked her to do and I can tell she loved doing it as much as I loved seeing it.
It just goes to show that 80 degrees comes in more than sunbeams. It comes in smiles, deep breathes, and a positive mind!
Enjoy your sunbeams!