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optimism!
Monday, March 16, 2015      25 comments

Today look for what is good in your life and in this world. Have an awesome day!... Read more
Face your Fear!
Sunday, March 15, 2015      17 comments

"Are you paralyzed with fear? That's a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember one rule of thumb: The more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we hav... Read more
Disrespect
Saturday, March 14, 2015      26 comments

Yesterday was a tough one. I have a few students who can be very disrespectful when they don't get their way. They tend to ruin the fun of other kids with their demanding attitude. It is really a shame that I find myself changing activities o... Read more
Sparky
Friday, March 13, 2015      31 comments

We have a very special pet, and his name is Sparky. He is 26 years old now, and is still going strong. When I think of Spark People, I think of my Sparky. He just keeps on going. What a great little box turtle. ... Read more
Ready or not...
Thursday, March 12, 2015      22 comments

It's that time of the day... Time to head out the door and face my challenges. Work time. Prep time is over- I just have to choose how I will live out the day. I choose to be happy I choose to eat good food. I choose to exercise. ... Read more
Because I'm happy
Wednesday, March 11, 2015      28 comments

Every day at least one child will ask me "why did you do that?' Perhaps it was singing a silly song or laughing or smiling. I like to tell them this: "I did it becaus... Read more
Vote women, vote!
Tuesday, March 10, 2015      22 comments

Vote women, vote! Today women take the right to vote as a given. Many years ago, voting women were very unusual! My grandmother Harriet Paige Bullard voted at the New Sa... Read more
Still snowing, still sparking!
Monday, March 09, 2015      22 comments

Yesterday it snowed again. This has been such an over-snowed winter for us. There was no reason to get upset, though. The snow did not accumulate, and it looked so pretty coming down! Keep a good attitude! Spring is coming! ... Read more
Today's changes
Sunday, March 08, 2015      13 comments

today I will be going to Church instead of XC skiing. Today I am taking breaks during sewing and doing lots of exercises during the break. Today I am taking life a little easier and enjoying the changes. Change is good, and I can respe... Read more
Changes and Adjustments
Saturday, March 07, 2015      20 comments

It is time to make changes in my life. These are NOT the changes that I had wanted at all. My hands are being affected by carpol tunnel syndrome. XC skiing is not helping he situation. ... Read more
"the Bully"
Friday, March 06, 2015      19 comments

Yesterday during outside morning recess, "the bully" went into action, sitting on the legs, then back and then neck of a much smaller child. I was not very happy at all. In fact, all that I had learned about using encouraging words was forgott... Read more
Pain: Don't ignore it!
Thursday, March 05, 2015      25 comments

Pain in our body is like a light on the dashboard of our car. When the light is on, don't ignore it. Find out why the light went on. I have had some pain in my hands and arms, originating in my shoulder. I took some hot baths, had my husban... Read more
Sticks and Stones
Wednesday, March 04, 2015      21 comments

I am reading the book Choice Words by Peter H Johnston, and just want to leave you with a good rendition of Sticks and Stones: Sticks and stones my break my bones But words could never hurt me And this I knew was surely true and truth co... Read more
Sparking some encouragement!
Tuesday, March 03, 2015      24 comments

Today is a great day to speak words of encouragement to yourself and to others. Give the world a smile!... Read more
Not the hike we hoped for
Monday, March 02, 2015      18 comments

Our hike up Sandwich Dome was not meant to be. Part way up. my husband experienced constricted airways and trouble breathing. We turned around after 30 minutes of our hike. We have heard of too many people pushing themselves into a tragedy. ... Read more

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