Tuesday, June 10, 2008

i got it and it is sublime


Stacy at Mama-Om has this brilliant feature each week that I really need to get my groove around. Starting today, ready set go.

Tonight we had our Senior Banquet, a celebration for the graduates and their families. One of my fellow teachers listed cool things about each kid, and I read an Emerson poem. One student sang a song he wrote about our school, and another treated us to "In My Life" accompanied by a gracious young man on guitar, who ably kept the tune when she briefly forgot the lyrics. We watched a slideshow of the school year. We remembered students who are not with us for graduation, because of boot camp and because things seemed too hard.

I am grateful for my job, where I get to shape & impact the future everyday. And eat chocolate at will.

I am grateful for my principal, who trusts me to do the right things even when it's difficult and I'm grouchy.

I am grateful for my colleagues, who support me with pats on the back or kicks in the butt as necessary and appropriate.

I am grateful for my students, even the pains in the ass challenging individuals whom I pray for without ceasing.

I am grateful for my family, my husband and children, who appreciate when I get nutty and stay clear of me for a bit. Then bring me chocolate.

Go forth and have gratitude. It feels magnificent.

8 comments:

i am very mary said...

amen sister. amen.

Cheri said...

Gratitude is where it's at. And so is dark chocolate.

Lisa Milton said...

This could catch on...wish it would.

dkuroiwa said...

Lucky is the one who has many things to feel grateful about.
Sometimes we need to remind ourselves, don't we?

LarryG said...

you might like to check this out...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcYv5x6gZTA

it's Randy Pausch giving the charge at Carnegie Mellon gradumacation ceremonies :)

Stacy (mama-om) said...

Hey, thanks for participating! It's nice to be by your blog again.

Happy Summer!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I have a feeling a lot of your students are going to look back with gratitude that you were their teacher.

angel said...

"go forth and have gratitude"

i like that! go super-teacher!!!

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