It's good to look for celebrations, for they are many, every single week. Thanks to Ruth Ayres, we also get to share them with others every Saturday. Check HERE for the links. And tweet at #CelebrateLu
"In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction." Audre Lord
I do have things to celebrate. It's been a good week for me, but I also know it's been a hard week for many others in our world. I hope that good can come from the talk, peace for those parts of the world who haven't had it in a long while.
Although many of my colleagues have been in to work in offices and classrooms for several weeks, even sometimes in the summer, our beginning official day with staff was Wednesday, and it was terrific. We shared, did a few activities, but mostly we walked and talked, played and talked, and ate and talked. Here is where we were, a beautiful lake in our near foothills.
On Thursday, my grandson Carter celebrated his thirteenth birthday, and while I was not with him, I celebrated with a poem/post for him here! He, however, is at Disneyland (and other places) and having a great start to year fourteen!
Since Tuesday, I've had interesting, exhilarating, inspiring conversations with different colleagues. The only thing better will be when the students come! We've made a few plans, laughed a lot about past adventures, spoken of those yet to come. The core teachers who had conferences all day Friday, and will again on Monday are to be celebrated for their mental muscle. I know, I was one a few years ago, and while it's wonderful to have these beginning talks with parents and students, it is exhausting to do it all day.
I've written quite a lot this week, different posts, a few poems, and am continuing to work on a couple of projects I'm excited about. Within the busy week, it's something to shout "hurrah" about. And I've read too. There are such terrific books available, old and new!
Finally, I've been walking daily, and to make it more interesting, trying to notice some things that I enjoy seeing, and take a few pictures, posting on Facebook: "Morning Walk". Here is one photo I didn't post, but it was fun to spot the fungus. Although pretty, not edible, even by the bunnies I guess.
Have a terrific week to come everyone. Look for those small moments of celebration!