To Do Lists! Most of us make them, either in our heads, on our phones or even on paper. They help us to NOT forget, to stay on track and to move forward. Ok, this is GREAT, right? So what exactly IS on our To-Do Lists, hmmmm? Is there any mention of loving acts for our dear ones? Is there anything on that list about the actions of appreciation we're going to make happen today? If so! Wow! Good for you!! You can stop reading now. But, if we're like most, probably not, and this isn't to make anyone feel bad; this is just a wake-up call, for everyone, including ME!
Our loved ones can NOT possibly know what we are thinking and feeling about them all the time, and depending on the person, this 'unknown' can feel very uncomfortable. Luckily, we can act in purposeful ways to reveal our true intentions and keep our relationships on positive grounds. Sounds like a lot of effort, doesn't it?
So, Why bother?
It’s sounding DIFFERENT outside these days. Here in Michigan, early September, I’m hearing a constant hum of crickets all day. As a matter of fact, as I am now writing, with my windows open, I hear them. Falls coming, and I love it!! It fills me with anticipation of new beginnings, of a new school year!! I’m a dork! Even though I only teach one class a school semester, and I only have one child left in school (a college senior), I just LOVE it!! And I am an actual online student, so that counts too! Nevertheless, I KNOW!! Not EVERYONE shares this thrill.
For many, the thought of a new school year can produce dread or anxiety at a variety of levels. This can apply to parents, students and teachers, too. Today I address my parents and teachers with some tips and reminders that will hopefully contribute to a more peaceful mind.
These are all tips that I've had to continually remind myself, too, at one time or the other. I hope you find some that prove helpful, as well. Every day is a gift and that includes school days! Claim it!!