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An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Days 129 and 130

Most definitely, it is in our failures that we do the most learning and growing. I missed yesterday because the family kept me hopping until I hit a wall and collapsed with fatigue. And boy! Do my feet and legs ache! Today I am thankful that McKay, Myles, and the kids made the trip to… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Days 129 and 130

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An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 128

Today I am grateful that my classes went okay... despite over planning activities. I totally underestimated the amount of time it would take for kids to get on the lesson, the EdPuzzles and the Kahoot. But, on the upside, it does mean my next two days are planned since all I have to do is… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 128

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An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 127

Today hard work and generosity and patience paid off. Today I was offered 3 more period, bringing me to full time teaching! And, I was given permission to buy 60" TV on a swivel arm to use in my classroom to cast videos and PowerPoints. This is a blessing because all I've had for 2… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 127

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An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 126

Today I am grateful that although I basically had a nap since I went to bed at 1 am and was wide awake by 4 am, I had a good day. Today I am grateful for good friends. Today I started the day with a chat with my BFF Jo and wishing the beautiful Fetu… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 126

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An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 125

Today I am grateful for a few productive meetings at school. Today I am grateful that I was able to keep my cool when technology was not my friend during first period. It got worse when I realized that I had opened the wrong lesson for the day.... and that I had not gauged my… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 125

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An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 124

Today I was teaching a voice lesson and I was teaching Ariel's song from The Little Mermaid to a student and I had a sudden amazing thought! We are spiritual teenagers! We think we know best. We think that life outside the home has got to be better than at home. We think the rules… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 124

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An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 123

Today I am so thankful for General Conference! So many great messages. I can't even concentrate to even list the messages that I remember most. I loved the talk by President Nelson about increasing faith in Jesus Christ with his 5 suggestions. I loved the talk by Elder Uchtdorf reminding us that God is among… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 123

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An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 122

Today I am grateful for General Conference. Today I am grateful living prophets. Today I am grateful messages that are proof that God knows me and knows what I need to hear. Today I am grateful for the whispering of the spirit. Today I am grateful for John. It's his birthday. He was sure I… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 122

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An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 121

Okay... it took me a bit to get to this mind set. Drive to work I was still a little grumpy and sitting in the mud with my dead horse. As I rounded the s-curve corner and gazed over at Roth's I knew what I needed to do to change my attitude. I whipped into… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 121

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An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 120

I am very tired. Today I feel emotionally and mentally drained. I think it is because the world of education is overwhelming. No matter how many hours a teacher works, no matter how many time we write and re-write lesson plans and curriculum, no matter how much we sacrifice, it is not enough. Every week,… Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude Experiment 2.0 Day 120