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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Tell Me Something Good

Tell one good thing from school and one good thing from home. Then hop over to Rowdy in First Grade and read some more and share your own.

I am going to preface this by saying that whatever you focus on becomes reality. When November rolls around and I make a gratitude post, or a thankful post, every day on facebook, guess what? My outlook changes and good things happen.  When I look for the good, good things happen. So in the midst of things that seem completely negative, if I take a moment and look for something to be grateful to God for, my life gets better You can say whatever you want about Zig Zeigler and his power of positive thinking or about "The Secret" or whatever, but you can just take it back a little farther and see what the Bible says. Here's a fave: "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-- think about these things" Philippians 4:8. And maybe it is because it of this: "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" Luke 12:34. I just know it works. And I needed that reminder. Life really IS good.

Something good thing at school:  Talking about Martin Luther King Jr. We had the chance to talk about our school family, and what our learning community is in our classroom. We talked about how we wouldn't get to go to school together at one time in our country, and that we wouldn't be able use the same water fountains or bathroom. My students took this very seriously and some of them nearly started crying. While the thought of my precious Kinders crying did hurt my heart, at the same time, I was happy, I was full of pride at the community we have developed.  I love my school family!

Something good at home: Well, in the words of Pete the Cat, "it's all good." Seriously, I don't know where to start. There is not a lot that is spectacular, but there's not a lot that totally sucks. I can choose gratitude today. I am grateful that my girls are smart and kind and helpful. Right now might be my "something good." I am happily typing, my 8 year old is in the rocking chair all comfy under a blanket, and my 16 year old is sitting in my giant bean bag all snuggled under a blanket (with a little red dachshund snuggled up with her) and we are watching "The Help." This is the good life.

Oh please! Tell me something good. Leave me a comment about your something good. Or link up!


  1. It's nice when all the family gets along together! Thanks for linking up!
    Rowdy in First Grade

    1. You are so welcome! I love getting to know the internet teaching community! Thanks for hosting! :)