Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Attitude is Everything

It has been awhile since I have participated in Slice of Life over at Two Writing Teachers. Although, it appears that they took the whole month of July off, so I don't feel so bad!

With school starting just around the corner my thoughts have pretty much been consumed with the upcoming year. I keep thinking about one thing over and over.


It all seemed to start when I started going to the chiropractor and saw this sign each time I went.

Sometimes I flat out, no hiding it have a bad attitude and sometimes it is just starting to show. Other times I have a good attitude. Sadly, most of the time, the bad shows more than the good. I have even done my share of telling a student that they need a better attitude when I myself have a crummy one.

I have decided that this school year's word will be "attitude". We as a class will work on having a good attitude and having on that others find worth catching.

John C. Maxwell

Wow, if that isn't enough to make you think twice! Or this one...

"Our attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us."
 Earl Nightingale

Monday, August 4, 2014

Focus On the Good

Another week has gone by and it is already August. Where in the world is the year going? A friend made a comment the other day that people were already counting down to Halloween. Before we know it, it will be here. Let's not think about that right now.

Last Sunday I blogged about focusing on the good in life. I am going to try super hard to regularly post about this each week. Looking back on the past week and looking for the good.

Sadly, there aren't many pictures from this last week, but there was plenty of good!

I got another few hours finished in my classroom with help from Abby and Laura. I am a little confused as to why they are so eager to help me! I won't complain though since it helps me out and also gives me some time with them.

I won't be playing nurse yet this week, so I have a few more days to get work done before returning to work on Friday.

For four sleeps I got to spend time with dear friends in Saratoga, WY. This was the best part of my week. I got to cuddle with this dog each night. This is an old picture. He looks very different at the moment. He is rather naked compared to this picture.

It was lovely to sit and chat, drink wine and eat cupcakes.

And try to avoid being stuck with the "damn grapes"

 Every time I leave, I am convinced that I leave a little piece of my heart there.

Book Meet #3 was spent with one-on-one with this girl! I was sad that the others weren't able to make it, but glad for the time with her. I have known Carlie for eight years now ever since I had her sister my first year teaching. She read "The Witches" by Roal Dahl and I read "Once Crazy Summer" by Rita Williams-Garcia and "The Year of the Book" by Anrea Cheng.

I look forward to this next week filled with good!

What "Focus on the Good" moments did you have this past week?