Monday, June 30, 2014

Meet Me Monday

Hi! I am so excited to link up with The Teaching Tribune for Meet Me Monday!  This is the first time I have linked up- and apparently is is almost over! OH NO!  But hopefully, it will keep going.  I just got finished with school on Friday, so I was busy "Making it Through Mondays" until today.  Who knew this whole world of meeting new friends was out there?!  Anyway, here I go. This week topic is three things I am thankful for.   

I could have gone in all sorts of directions- like laying down on our couch at the end of the day watching Swamp People or Impractical Jokers or even reruns of Will and Grace,  $1 unsweetened iced teas from McDonalds to make my day, or  walking through Target with no one waiting for me and no schedule to have to follow.   But instead, with only THREE, I got all serious with my biggies.

#1.  I cannot imagine life without God leading the way.  Period.  Every day I start my day with my devotion, and my car ride with prayers all the way to school.  I look for and find God with me all the time throughout the day.  This is hanging up in my foyer.

If I think of a great way to teach something, I know it is God.  If I find something that I thought I had lost- it is God.  I love those little "God winks" though out the day. They keep me focused on what is important.  We are going to focus on something, it may as well be something wonderful!

Thank goodness! 
Thank goodness again!

I must make lots of mistakes need lots of reminders, because those little plaques are up in my house, and I look at them all  the time.

#2.  I also cannot imagine my life without knowing that my precious family and friends always there for me.

I have a wonderful husband (27 years next week!) and three fabulous grown children, Ellie, Emily, and Matt.  Ellie is married to the best son-in-law that I could ever hope for.  My amazing parents and sister and her family live nearby, and we get to see them often. My children were able to grow up with family close by, and I couldn't be more thankful for that.
This picture was last year at Ellie's wedding.  We don't always just dress up like that...

I teach with such fun, supportive teachers- and I am so thankful for that every day,  because BOY oh BOY do we all need the fun and supportive ones! Cause we all know there are some fun-suckers out there...

These are some of my sweet teaching buddies (and my sweet, sweet, Dr. Jean!).

And I can't even describe the joy I have that I have met some of my best friends through this blog. Truly. When I started blogging, I guess I just thought I really wanted to share ideas and find some new ideas. I never dreamed that behind those great ideas were the greatest teachers in the world.  And now they are my friends!  I am so blessed.
#3.  I am SO thankful for being healthy.  SO thankful.  I don't ever want to take that for granted.  It's easy to do.  I always think of this saying, which I have always loved-

I am trying to make this a healthy summer so that I have LOTS of "normal" days ahead!

I am also  thankful that I am happy. That doesn't mean I don't have moments, because OF COURSE-but, I  am so thankful for a happy heart.  

Have a wonderful summer! I can't wait to meet some more friends!


  1. Hi there! I'm visiting from the Monday Meet Up! I loved reading your post. It was very inspirational :-)

    Buzzing With Mrs. McClain

  2. Wow!! What a post - I'm afraid mine was very short and sweet (my excuse is we are still teaching in school over here in England until the end of July!!!) but I loved all your inspirational quotes. Nice to meet you.
    Special Teaching at Pempi's Palace

  3. Hi Carolyn,

    I love that quote about friends living in the computer. :)

    Love, Laughter and Learning in Prep!

  4. Love your list of things you are thankful for! The quotes are fantastic! I really love the last one with the sand and the stone. Thanks so much for sharing from your heart!

    Luv My Kinders

  5. Wonderful post Carolyn! Love your positivity and all your wonderful little posters. I especially like your God thoughts and surrounding yourself with positive people - yes, yes!!


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