a few thoughts on waves…

So I’ve always loved to write. But I don’t always love to share. Nope. Putting stuff ‘out there’ can be vulnerable. It’s easy to be misunderstood, and even if not, it’s easy to feel misunderstood. I guess that’s why I like saying things are “a few thoughts on…” this or that. Because it’s not summative. It’s not the ‘whole truth and nothing but the truth’. It’s just me sharing thoughts…a piece, a little slice of perspective that will hopefully encourageRead more

MindFULL or Mindful…

So, at our school, in this fast-paced, filled-with-trauma world, we’re working on being mindful. “Mindfulness” has been a phrase that we’ve used a great deal in the past year. My realization? That this teacher, (wife, mom, friend, etc), can be a tad-bit distracted a lot of the time.  So often  I am more mindFULL than mindful. So am rethinking some things. Here  are some of my thoughts: My growing definition of mindfulness- being fully present in the moment I’m in;Read more

…a few thoughts on ‘go-to’s…

Was sweet to be able to spend time with Chase a few weeks back. We walked and talked on the beach and then he started throwing shells as I took some beach shots with my camera.  He didn’t realize that he was the subject of the photos a lot of the time… And as I looked through the lens and watched him skip shells, well, it brought a huge smile to my face. I don’t even think he realized whatRead more

Mindset

Nothing like coming back into your classroom after a long day of teaching and wondering if anything you did, said, or taught made a difference…and then, then… seeing this. It encouraged me to the core, especially when it came as a sweet message from a little guy whom I have heard say, “too hard”, “I can’t”, and “I won’t” so many times. (And the one whom I have had to ‘redirect’ quite sternly and emphatically so very many times.) Yep.Read more

Whatever…

Amidst all of the crazy noise in today’s world, am thinking about thinking.  The whole “Whatever goes.” “Whatever you think.”   “Whatever I feel like.” “Whatever happens…” mentality of the day leads somewhere.  Am thinking…Nope, not for me because “whatever” leads to “wherever”. The path of least resistance has a way of leading in a downward spiral.  Nope.  “Wherever” is so not where I want to end up. So here’s a new (old) thought: “whatever is true, whatever is noble,Read more