The other day I was putting grades in the system while sitting at home watching TV, and I was remembering little things about each kid as I did it. I realized that most of my children have at least ONE thing that I adore about them, even the ones that frustrate the heck out of me.
Yes I have kids who have a zero average in my class even after a make-up day. Yes I have kids who have yet to listen to a word I say, but I am doing the best I can in that respect. I have some great ideas for lessons to come, and I'm looking forward to the next few months.
The people I work with are fantastic and supportive, and I am blessed to be in such an environment.
I've begun going for Uptown runs just about every afternoon. In these runs, I get a chance to reflect on all of the wonderful things I've been handed. I was born in the greatest city in America, and for that I am thankful. I have the opportunity to go to to a new city this summer where I have a church that has changed my life. I have a job that is both fulfilling and exciting.
Really, it just doesn't get much better than this.