Due to a change in my position and personnel here at PES, my life has been bombarded with negativity. I realized yesterday that I have to change my focus. My sluggish and tired body mirrors my inner spirit. I’m tired. I’m tired of swimming through this negative hora that has been cast.
I decided to look for positives. I’m normally a bucket-filling person who loves to laugh. I enjoy making others feel good. I seek joy.
My ears were attuned today as the first graders came out of the lunch room. They battle being quiet going to the hallway, a procedure enforced. Yet, my ears were attuned to the positivity coming from Mrs. C. She amazed me with her control – all through positive comments. “Issac, you are walking so quietly. I know you can lead this class down the hallway.” “Wow, look at Shane. He is ready to go.” “Remember you marshmallows as you go down the hall. I know that Mrs. F will be so proud of you.” And the little squirmy, talkative, in-their-own-world children were quiet. They walked down and the praises followed. Wow. What an uplifting moment!!