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Positive Pollys ~

Cassie posted on my wall this morning.  Last night we were texting and I told her I must stop being Negative Nancy about everything.  I saw the post this morning & tried to be Positive Polly today, but found it rather difficult.  As hard as I try to be Polly, I still seem to be Nancy…

I should feel awesome right now –> I have my lesson plans done for next week and it is only Tuesday & I have all but one pile of papers graded, including papers that were collected today and even the “late / make-up” papers, which are the hardest to motivate myself to grade.  These two things rarely ever happen for me separately, let alone together!  But there is definitely so much more I need to do and work on, even though those two things are finished. 

I feel that, in teaching, it is hard to ever feel truly successful or truly accomplished – at least for me it is.  Maybe I just have a problem.  Or maybe it is like that with most jobs. It just seems that there are always so many new programs & procedures to learn, low scores to improve (with said programs), meetings to attend, plans to make, plans to improve…

I know I am doing a good job and I do think I have come a long way in three years as a teacher, & I have learned a lot ~ but I just don’t feel that I have the chance to experience the same feeling of “success” or “accomplishment” as I hear Ben often talk about, or have heard Cassie talk about. 

See ~ Negative Nancy? 

I do love my kids & seeing them grow. They make me smile – and that is all that matters! (Thank You, Positive Polly)…

Here is what came in the mail today ~

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A card for me – and one for Lilly!! Her first card ever!

It is a birthday card, from Gram, of course!  My mom sends me a card every week, and this week Lil gets one also.

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^ Perfect

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^ Lilly loved it ~ Thanks Gram!

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No worries, Lilly was definitely spoiled on her birthday.  And she is always adored wherever she goes, any day of the year!!

Here is what Lillian got from her Mom & Dad (mostly just Mom) –

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Ben thinks any type of clothing for dogs is “stupid” – especially a coat because they already have coats…

Okay, I am going to go find Positive Polly and change into my workout gear and get a workout in this evening.  I think I am going to go with P90X because I really want to start that up again – and Ben mentioned even doing the program with me! 

I know I will feel better when the workout is over…

If I have trouble motivating myself to workout, I tell myself ~ I am going to put on my workout gear and do at least 5 minutes of my workout.  If after those 5 minutes, I don’t want to continue, I can stop.  Chances are, after you get 5 minutes into your workout, you will want to keep going!!

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. ~Robert Brault

HeartAnn

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