Today I am grateful for positive communication with others. Via email both school and personal I interacted with a couple of people in a very positive way. I had communications that affirmed that I was doing the right thing. It made me feel both justified and happy.
I am working hard on not letting others define my happiness, and yet when I receive accolades for something I have done, it does make me happy. I need to be happy regardless of what others say to me. I need to choose happiness because I deserve it. I need to feel happiness and gratitude for all the good things in my life. I try to choose happiness and most days I am successful.
I had a very good and busy day at work. The students were on task and eager to finish up assignments for the end of the semester. I had lunch with a friend and we discussed plans for the rest of the semester. We are both feeling the need for a break. I expressed gratitude that my holiday celebrations were over already.
I will hopefully spend winter break reading, cleaning, and making gifts for some extended family members. I look forward to having some “me” time. That doesn’t happen very often. I still haven’t put away all of my Hanukkah decorations, so that is a task I should complete before school is out next week.
I am grateful that I am moving toward the end of the school year with hope that I can get my ducks in a row to complete my withdrawal from my vocation. A bittersweet journey is ahead. I can say that others who ventured before me have regaled me with the joys of having their own time to do their own thing.
This being Friday night, I know I have a few days to catch up on some school chores and some home chores. I am grateful for the weekend even though I have 150 + quizzes to grade. I can hopefully finish them while we go driving to thrift stores tomorrow.
Random Thoughts of Gratefulness
More books arrived on my doorstep and I am grateful that I get to check one more thing off my list.
I am grateful for finishing the week feeling better.
I am grateful for having the special cards I need to send off tomorrow.
I am grateful for having all my laundry done.
I am grateful for sticking with this blogging adventure.
I am grateful for the sweet cards I received from a couple of friends.
I am grateful for my grandkids happiness with what they purchased for Hanukkah.
I am grateful for my flannel sheets and my warm heater.