My personal creed is a borrowed creed but I believe it and live it (or try to) with every particle of my being. However, recently, I have been letting myself be dragged into some negativity and nonsense. I believe, and need to remind myself of some promises I made in my creed.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile (except bugs)
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
There are a lot of people who focus and dwell on the negatives. They take for granted the things they have been given, and rather than be grateful, demand more! I have been surrounded by teachers lately that have been angry and negative and down about all kinds of things and I have allowed myself to be swallowed up whole by their negativity. I am too noble for anger; too happy for trouble.
I work in a school where we have daily internet access. We have 4 full computer labs, a mac lab, as well as mobile labs. The majority of my students have their own device to use in class. The majority of my students have loving, caring parents that provide them with food, shelter, and love. I work in a community that is quick to give, and gives generously, to those students who don't have all of those luxuries. I have a job that actually *PAYS* me to share information I'm in love with. I have a job that I love to do. I get to be a part of so many kids' lives, help them, and guide them as they become little adults. More importantly, I get to have these kids be a part of my life. They bring me so much joy and have taught me so many things in just two years! Two years!!! Who knows what's coming next?!
I promise myself...
To remind my coworkers of the good in the world, and more importantly in our own classrooms.
To give a smile to everyone, even when I'm tired, even when I'm busy, even when I lose my keys, drop my breakfast, or things don't go according.
To be too large for whining, too noble for grumbling, and too happy to allow others' negativity to bring me down.
Some things that make me smile and remember all the beauty of my life.
Nuka and Ali in hiding from the new dog
A few of the THOUSANDS of Canada geese that show up in Lubbock each year.