Listening.... silence is golden. As I enjoy the lack of noise, I hear the dog and cat snoring contentedly. It is a peaceful sound.
Loving.... well, I love the fact that I have a choice about what kind of day I have today. I can have a great day whether everything goes the way I want it to or not. Today I also have a "free" day. I took a personal day and then my plans didn't work out, so I have no agenda. I love it when we have Springtime weather and the sun shines and the temperature is mild and I can't wait to participate in this day!
Thinking.... Life is full of possibilities. Well, that is true. I don't know what the future holds, but there are oh-so-many possibilities! My daughter is going off to college! I am searching for a teaching job. My youngest is exploring new dietary guidelines which may ease her pain and suffering. I have hope. Some days I still want to crawl in a hole and mope, but let's face it, it's just not that much fun.
Wanting.... financial stability. I don't even know what to say/think about this. I go back to the part where I just want a salaried teaching position, but now it runs deeper than that. In our state, you can be let go from your teaching position for no reason at all. Constitutional? I don't think so. What it is is heart-breaking and a real morale killer. I don't feel valued for teaching your child. It feels like an abusive relationship. Bummer.
Needing... everything and nothing. I "need" a job. I need peace. I need to know what the future holds. And yet. I don't. I am rich in blessings in ways that cannot put into words and especially cannot be translated into $$. I live in the richest nation in the world. My poverty is riches by comparison. And for whatever reason, I have not given up on the American dream. I believe that I can achieve my dreams whatever they may be.
Surprise! Please give my friend Alyce a visit at Mrs. Bartel's School Family! She has the privilege of working at a charter school in the teeny, tiny town of Walton, Kansas. They are an Agriculture Charter school and have livestock and tend to a garden and incorporate ag into the classroom on a regular basis.
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