3. Be grateful for small kindnesses. After I sent my second letter home to parents and students, I got the gift of a drawing from one of my students for the Easter weekend. It made my day. 4. Marvel at Springtime Blossoms and amazing views during physically distanced outings. The cherry blossoms and the magnoliasContinue reading “A Dozen Ways to Find #Joy During COVID-19 Self Isolation”
I inadvertently learned a new word today. I was following the array of posts and articles on happiness and gratitude. Long ago, my husband noted that he had never met anyone who worked so hard at being happy. It was a hard-fought learning from my childhood that has become as natural as breathing, albeit sometimesContinue reading “Have a Hyggelig Day”
The sunshine beaconed but I was nowhere near finishing any of the housework or laundry. I knew at that moment that I needed to choose. I was going to clean the house and finish the laundry or we were going to the park.
This December is my last as vice principal at Tecumseh Elementary School. I have been at the school long enough to work, learn, play and share experiences with enough children and adults to make leaving a hard thing to do. Many Tecumseh students have heard my heartfelt speech that you choose everyday if you areContinue reading “Feeling Grateful”
The return to school after job action has been fraught with complexity and things to do. This week we hit a moment of pause and celebration. It is one of those moments that become one of “the moments” that make all the difference in a life. Canadians, whether by nature or training, are good atContinue reading “Another Look at Gratitude”