Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Focus on the Good (SOL17 #28)

I'm just having a day when I'm not feeling too positive. Things didn't go the way I planned today, and I just feel overwhelmed. Instead of focusing on that, I want to focus on the good. 
Here's a list of 10 Good Things...
 (in no particular order) 

My class is incredible. Even when things don't go exactly as planned, and comments come out of their mouths that should probably just be left unsaid... there are still moments of absolute brilliance with these kiddos. We have built quite a classroom community this year, and each day I am grateful for each and every one of them. 

I got to see and spend a few minutes with my sweet little nephew today. His little smile lights up my world. 

My husband and I were able to spend the evening together. With our crazy work schedules that has not been the norm lately, and to be honest I miss him. 

Only 2 more wake ups before Spring Break. As much as I love teaching, I am really looking forward to the break to recharge and get ready for the rest of the school year. 

One of my incredible students stopped me today to tell me that her father works somewhere where he is able to get tickets and parking passes to the Blackhawks Convention. I was floored by their generosity and for thinking of this huge fan. 

Much like my class, my colleagues are amazing. I learn more and more from them each day and am lucky enough to be able to call them friends. I'm truly blessed to be a part of such a special group of people who make coming to work each day fun. 

Though I have major dog mom guilt, coming home to this exuberant pup each day is awesome. There is nothing like her unconditional love. 

Even though the weather lately has been a bit dreary, I noticed today on my ride home that the grass is finally starting to take on that bright green hue that I have been missing for months. The rain is worth seeing the color come back. 

Sweet student notes... 

The horn on my NHL app keeps going off telling me that my Blackhawks are scoring and taking the win... That sound is music to my ears! 


  1. Lovin' the positivity of your post!! This is a great idea. :)

    1. Thanks! I definitely needed to get out of my funk mood.

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  3. Ten great things going on!!!!! :) Your nephew is adorable!

    1. Definitely great things. Sometimes it's hard to look past the negative, but there is so much positive there. The little guy is pretty cute! He has the best smile. Thanks for your comment!

  4. Your nephew's smile is perfect! That's enough to turn around any bad day 😊 2 more days, Katie! You're rocking this week!

    1. He has the best smile and giggle. Although, little James has a pretty great giggle as well! :)

  5. Yeah the pic of your nephew is so sweet!! One more wake up, we got this!


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