Today I was feeling grateful for
- My work as a teacher. Some of the students wrote "newspapers" in the writing center. I took pictures and posted them over on the Mr. Kindergarten blog. Here's one of the pages. This was spontaneous. The pride the students was infectious, but it filled me with joy.
- Staying completely unruffled when my van didn't start this morning. I haven't driven it in about 2 weeks and the battery's too old to gracefully accept so much neglect and disuse. I've got jumper cables, so it's really not worth getting all lathered up about it.
- A remark I overheard in the lunchroom, "I'm not worried about swine flu. More people die of diarrhea every day." If you're going to go out and catch something, catch some kindness and some fearlessness, O.K?