Today's post is about celebrating. Thank you to Ruth for a place to share these thoughts. Join us, won't you? Here we are.
I love blogging. I love writing. This week, I feel like I have nothing to say. No stories to tell. The words are all gone. I feel like it's a time to refill and search for the stories to write. Having said all that, I celebrate the fact that I am here. I showed up. This may not be great, but it's here. I'm writing.
I celebrate TED talks again. I'm knee deep in them and I am loving the after school club. Listening to middle school students share their thoughts and ideas inspire me. We talked about what makes an idea big and worth sharing...they have so much to say. It's a perfect example of me (teacher) getting out of their way and letting them go! Here's one we watched this past week...
I celebrate unexpected compliments. I received a few emails this week with such kind words. Here are a few from teachers I'm working with in Literacy Journey...
Thank you for your enthusiasm!
Thank YOU for yesterday. After a rough start to my day, I felt very happy to be with this group. It renewed my spirit to be able to write and to watch true professionals do their jobs. Thanks again for an affirming day yesterday.
Thank you for today. You guys remind me of why I went into teaching in the first place.
Here are some kind words I received from a parent of a student:
Thank you SO much for taking the time to talk with me this afternoon. I am so thankful that * is your student and truly appreciate your care for and guidance of him...
Kind words. A smile...those are big things! While I feel like this post may be lacking, it's here. I'm here. I celebrate the fact that I'm doing the best I can...grateful for this space and the readers I have.
Thank you! I celebrate YOU today!