Saturday, September 13, 2014

There is a method

I find that God sends people into my life to teach me lessons I am still trying to learn: patience, giving up control, and letting go.

It is going to be an interesting year.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

six word Saturday

On the Internet? Must be true!

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My students crack me up.

One told me today that the Ku Klux Klan has a petition on the internet to allow them to purge African Americans and had gotten 2 million signatures.

So I said, they don't KNOW 2 million people.

Oh, no, they had heard it on the news (mind you, not CNN CBS or any other name you would recognize).

Oh, so it is on the Internet so it must be true. He's a French Model!

It is a hoax.

But I haven't laughed so hard in a long time.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Because of you I didn't quit.

I know this has been true for some students that I hold in a special place in my heart.

The boy who could have been a drop-out - that was the direction he was headed in. Currently he is being a success on so many levels in college. Or the girl who did drop out but got her GED and is also attending college.

The ones who eat at me are the ones who slip away, where I don't make a connection or a change. The student who was suspended from school the first day, the student who skipped class and ignored the state requirements so he didn't graduate. I wanted to help them also.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Six Word Saturday

It's August and still no air conditioner!

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What a weird summer.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Six Word Saturday

Have not run the air conditioner!

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It has been so cool this summer that we have yet to turn on the air conditioner. So, we have saved on electricity (yes!) and had fresh air.

I am loving it! I hope August continues this trend.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Six word Saturday

Supplies are purchased. Bring it on!

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School starts this week. I think I am ready.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

How big is the pie?

Some people see the pie - all that is possible - as finite, so if more people get a piece of it, there is less for me.

Others think that you can expand the pie so that if you get a piece, and the pie is bigger, I still have the same (or more).

I think it must be so scarey to be one of the former. Someone is always trying to take away from your share of the pie, even if your piece is huge.

Personally, I think there is enough for all of us, that the pie expands. I mean - think back to your childhood and the number of kinds of, say, oreos. One. Now, there are original, double stuffed, etc. etc. The possibilities are endless.

Here's to a bigger pie. And helping others get a piece of it.