Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I really consider myself one of the luckiest Principals there is. I work for an awesome district, have an incredible staff, super supportive parents, and I absolutely LOVE my kids! The winter has been a drag on me lately and I needed to take some time to "smell the roses" and get myself refocused. I still remember last year the lesson a little one taught me. I was ready throw up my hands…but sometimes, most times actually, God speaks to me with the strangest messages and changes my attitude completely. I was sitting in my office one afternoon frustrated and feeling sorry for myself when a little girl came in and asked me to read her part of a book. I love being able to do that so I said “ABSOLUTELY”! It was a Winnie the Pooh book and I love Pooh stories, so I opened the book up and read, "It's snowing still," said Eeyore gloomily. "So it is." "And freezing." "Is it?" "Yes," said Eeyore. "However," he said, brightening up a little, "we haven't had an earthquake lately." That simple message immediately reminded me that things could always be much worse and that attitude towards challenges is key. A positive attitude can turn the challenges we face to become opportunities to grow stronger and better. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to read to that little one…she was the best teacher just when I needed it most. So winter will not get the best of me...


  1. What a great attitude adjuster! Thanks for sharing. I need to smell the roses too!

  2. This brightened my day!

  3. Great post! Thanks for making my day! Danna