Sometimes life gives you lemons - and other times a rose garden
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Today was a ro se garden of a day for me.
I had scheduled an IEP for Friday and with the limited time the last two weeks was really getting stressed about writing it. Today another teacher came in and told me that the student has been put on her caseload and so SHE will write the IEP and that I do not have to. For those who don't know - this is a pretty lengthy process and since the student wasn't even in my class, really challenging.
None of my students had behaviors that were out of the ordinary.
I had several people comment on how good I looked today - I wore a particularly pretty blouse that I normally don't wear to school. I put on a SMALLER bra - there is plenty of me to go around so I don't even mind that it isn't in my belly or butt - and smaller size pants as well. My scale showed me down another pound. My knees didn't hurt all day and I didn't need my pa in me ds again. WHOOO HOOOO!!
I realized when I was celebrating my day, that a reason THIS day felt like such a wonderful ro se garden was that I have struggled and been down, and just not feeling wonderful so that even these SMALL blessings SEEM HUGE today. They FEEL like really special rewards BECAUSE I have struggled.
It is like when SPRING comes and a single daffodil or crocus pops its head up out of the ground for the first time. Neither flow er is fancy, elaborate, or even SPECTACULAR, but on the barren showcase of the winter-bare landscape they seem like they are more amazing than the fanciest orchid or r ose. It is when that tiny ray of sunshine peeks through the clouds and streams down for just a second in between thu nder showers and THAT little streak of light seems brighter than the most awesome sunny day.
Thanks for letting me ramble on and celebrate my silly little life.