Writing is Bucketfilling

April 2, 2011

Today I woke up and was anxious to get on Two Writing Teachers and read some posts. I have grown to love this writing community. I know I have stated this before, but reading reflections, stories, and lessons from fellow writers has rejuvenated me.

As I was thinking this morning of how I used this SOLC, I realized that many times I wrote posts that captured specialness. Many times I wrote about cute things kids said or conversations with my kids. Many times I played with my words and created a text that surprised me.

When I would read an uplifting or humorous post, I would send the link to someone. I was bucketfilling through writing. Yesterday, I sent my principal the link to my SOL on  March 30. In the email subject line, I wrote, “Funny”. I knew she needed a laugh, and she did.  She loved it!

For those of you that don’t know me, I laugh boisterously. I love to laugh. Teachers and students alike can identify me by my laugh. They will hear it in the hallways and say, “Oh there’s Mrs. G.” So when I would read a funny post, the computer teacher across the hall would look at me and smile. I’d immediately link the post I was reading and say, “You got to read this.” I would start my assistant’s planning day with reading a post. The laughter was good for us. It’s great medicine.

Those are my thoughts for today. I know I don’t have to slice today. I want to. “Habit is persistence in practice.”