Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thankful Thursday

I told you on Tuesday that I'd explain a little more about why I'm participating in "Thankful Thursdays" this summer.

This past year was full of challenges - to say the least.  Outside of still working through grief, the school year was a challenging one.  Overall, this was one of the most difficult groups of students I have had in 8 years of teaching.  For the most part, I really did have GREAT kids this year.  But some of these poor young people, are going through some really rough things at home - it's no wonder they don't care about their homework. 

As the year wound down, I found myself getting more and more grouchy.  It was harder to get out of bed in the morning, it was harder to put a smile on my face, and it was a whole lot easier to complain.

Enter "Thankful Thursday"...because I can't take the grumpiness anymore!  I need to get myself back to focusing on the positive!!  Each week this summer, and possibly after, I'll share something or someone that I am grateful for.  

This week, since school just ended, I have to give a big "SHOUT OUT" (complete with spirit fingers) to my amazing team.  The people I am blessed to work with every day were absolutely the reason I DID get out of bed every morning.  Eric, Gary, Carissa, Ange, and Kim - 5 people who are some of the most dedicated, professional, intelligent, caring, and FUN people I know.  These people would do ANYTHING they could to help the students we work with.  I couldn't have made it without you guys!

And so I dedicate this song to my team:

Wildcats everywhere
Wave your hands up in the air!



  1. Good for you. Love the dedocation to those you work with.
    I love thankful Thursday. It makes me look through the week and see all that I really do have and how wonderful life really is.

  2. Jess, I stopped by from thankful thursday and am now a follower! I love thankful helps us keep the right perspective on life...I look forward to getting to know you!