Today: I read Psalm 57 over my eggs and salsa for breakfast. I let the words God will send forth His lovingkindness and His truth wash over me. I went to school thinking about His lovingkindness and tried to show it to my students. My goal for today was TO BE NICE. Not that I am a mean teacher. I don't scream or yell (most days), but I do get stressed. And I often make things harder than they are. So, for today, I tried not to panic when it seemed 10,000 kids were asking for my help. I left students get a drink of water when they asked. I let my silly ones tell their jokes and I laughed with them. Some days this is easier for me than others. I think it is the first child/overachiever/williamandmary/analretentive side of me that so often wins out.
Tonight: I left the dishes from dinner on the counter. I ran 3 miles for the second time this week. I listened to Mumford and Sons and loved the line It's not the long walk home that will change this heart, but the welcome I receive with a restart. Such. A. Good. Song. I am now sitting in the floor in the middle of my living room, still in running clothes, reading some new, encouraging blogs and getting ready to watch Modern Family. A good end to the day indeed.
Tomorrow: We have our first cheerleading open gym of the new season. Did it ever end? One season just seems to blend right into the next. But it's Thursday! And I have big plans for the weekend. You know...like a movie on the couch and sleeping in and lunch with my mama. Good plans.