Friday, March 9, 2018


I'm grateful. Today I'm grateful. For what? Well, I'm glad you asked...

Grateful for (in no particular order)...
1. achieving goals I've set for myself
2. friends who love & support me
3. writing, writing, writing
4. being an auntie & a Godmother
5. my family
6. memories of those who are no longer here
7. laughter
8. creativity
9. my voice
10. strong, resilient, brilliant students
11. a school community where I feel valued
12. being a teacher
13. books
14. twinkle lights
15. pens
16. notebooks
17. learning new things
18. grace
19. Bella, my sweet dog
20. mail
21. Oreos
22. the lunch gang

And so much more. Sometimes, in the middle of a busy, messy, stressed life it's important to reflect and be grateful. I'm grateful for this blog and all of my readers. 

March is the Slice of Life Challenge.
I'll be sharing a post each day in the month of March.
Please join me at Two Writing Teachers to read more slices!


  1. Nice balance. Life is all about balance. And dogs. (Hi Bella!)

  2. Gratitude helps me in times when I feel stressed or lost. I always think of the blessing of laundry, because I HATE laundry- but there are blessings in it. I'll save that for another Slice. :) I especially love the one about being valued in your school community. I'm so happy for you.

  3. Thanks for the reminder to take time to be grateful. Like Kathleen said, I've come to realize that many of the things that stress me out have a flip side that is a benefit, or something to be grateful for. Sometimes it takes some time to find it, but there's a choice involved in which side I focus on. I'm going to tuck this away for a slice idea. Thanks!

  4. I love the positive energy here and the little and big things for which you are grateful. This is a slice that will inspire me in the coming days!

  5. Thank you for the reminder to stop and reflect on the beauty in our messy, lovely lives. You are such an encouragement to so many!

  6. So much research on the power of gratitude. I loved starting my day with your slice. It put me in a place to be more open to the gift of the day!

  7. I love lists and this is a good one. And it's always a good time to reflect and appreciate what's good in our life

  8. I love your list and your grateful heart!

  9. This is a rich list. Gratitude creates abundance. Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. What a great list. I love 6, 8 and 10.

  11. What a wonderful way to start each day, feeling grateful! #7 and #11 are my favorites!

  12. Love the variety on your list.
    Twinkle lights- yes! They do make life better, don't they?

  13. Sometimes we need to focus on gratitude and share that with others. Thank you for reminding me to be thankful for things big and small, like Oreos!

  14. Your post is so whimsical I enjoyed your list and words of gratitude!

  15. 11. SO important. As a music teacher...this is often a struggle for me. I often don't feel valued and it's not a good feeling. So I would feel grateful if I did feel valued. You should know that's a very special thing you have.

    14. I love them too. I'm still like a kid at Christmas time :)


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