Wow, it’s day 25

I love my job because I love the people.  I love the kids.  I love the parents. I love the teachers. I love the custodians. School is the best place to be. Well, for a workplace it’s one of the best, anyway. One reason is hope. When surrounded by youngin’s  every day, hope is usually easy to find. They want stuff.  All kinds of stuff. They see stuff. They expect a good life. And that makes me know that life is good.

Oh, it can get crazy and feel hard and I cry sometimes.  But that’s life. I feel my emotions now. I don’t hide them nearly as much as in the past. And it balances to more good than bad. More great than rotten. More hope and joy than despair. I love it.

Day 2 of loving my job

I want to start by loving my friend for a moment.  I have awesome friends, and last night I got to hang out with one of them, and he listened to me go on and on about so many things.  And I listened to him.  We laughed and cried and pushed the reset button on our friendship.  I mention it because it is another result of the new mind paths that I am creating with my loving blog.

Now, my job.  I loved it a lot today.  I talked with a boy about some behavior, and he told me he has anger problems.  We did not solve the anger problems today.  But we also did not make them worse.  And I think he believed that I am on his side.  Then, in 6th period, a discussion began comparing the attractiveness of Dora and Barbie.  My heart sang because Dora was the clear favorite.  It came up because of a question on a “getting to know you” worksheet asking about favorite comic strip.  Well, it’s 2014 and kids don’t read comic strips much.  Who even reads the newspaper any more?  It was like talking about listening to radio shows back when I was in 7th grade.  I knew people had done it, but I certainly hadn’t.  I just love traveling the leading edge with them each year.  

Staying in the moment, listening with both ears and staying open, loving and compassionate was today.  And, my plan for tomorrow.  IMG_0543

 

Day 2 of loving my job

I want to start by loving my friend for a moment.  I have awesome friends, and last night I got to hang out with one of them, and he listened to me go on and on about so many things.  And I listened to him.  We laughed and cried and pushed the reset button on our friendship.  I mention it because it is another result of the new mind paths that I am creating with my loving blog.

Now, my job.  I loved it a lot today.  I talked with a boy about some behavior, and he told me he has anger problems.  We did not solve the anger problems today.  But we also did not make them worse.  And I think he believed that I am on his side.  Then, in 6th period, a discussion began comparing the attractiveness of Dora and Barbie.  My heart sang because Dora was the clear favorite.  It came up because of a question on a “getting to know you” worksheet asking about favorite comic strip.  Well, it’s 2014 and kids don’t read comic strips much.  Who even reads the newspaper any more?  It was like talking about listening to radio shows back when I was in 7th grade.  I knew people had done it, but I certainly hadn’t.  I just love traveling the leading edge with them each year.  

Staying in the moment, listening with both ears and staying open, loving and compassionate was today.  And, my plan for tomorrow.