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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Positive Thinking Thursday

This week I am linking up with Mrs. Laffin's Laughings for Positive Thinking Thursday! I absolutely LOVE this idea. In this profession it can be so easy to get bogged down and bummed out when little things don't go our way... and in the classroom, things definitely do not always go our way! It's a very healthy idea to routinely take a step back and focus on the things that warm our hearts and remind us why we went into teaching in the first place.

My positive thought for the week came to me while I was standing in the front entryway during my morning duty, greeting the students:

This entire week we are participating in Harvest for the Hungry and students are bringing in boxed and canned foods to donate. This is a big deal in my school's community because they are a Title 1 school, which means that the majority of families in this community receive free and reduced meals and free school supplies.

Yet somehow, despite their own personal financial hardships, the families in this community still find it within their hearts to donate as much as they can to those less fortunate. I saw the giant pile of food waiting to be boxed up and donated and it filled me with gratitude: gratitude for the privileges my family has, and gratitude for the kindness and charity that I witnessed in others today.

Have a great Thursday!

1 comment:

  1. I work in a similar school and continue to be amazed by the generosity of our families. Thank you for linking up this week and for sharing your positive thought!

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