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Our world Has changed This I do know Lifestyles Habits Perceptions Thoughts Mindsets Priorities Personalities Outreach Compassion Friendship Trust Job description Technicalities Adapting To change Challenges Faced So we will grow Learn from Understand A bigger world Exists One Well beyond The limits Of Our mind A world A nation A country A state A …

Teacher Appreciation & Donor’s Choose

As a preschool teacher, I do what I can to provide my students with access to resources to enhance their learning, increasing levels of engagement in all developmental areas. Over the years, I have been very grateful for the generous donors who have contributed to many of my projects. Some people are family, others are …

With Thoughts of Me

Gifts Received   Thought To be For Christmas time   Kindness Gesture Thoughts Simply put Deep appreciation Love For what I do Just because   Joy Happiness Glee   Surprised Unexpected   WOW   Just for me Hope given Peace received His light Shines Though you A blessing Indeed Thank you To My “Sista in …

Let Your Love Show

Countdown To Christmas Bring on The Holiday cheer   Uplift In spirit Those who Are Disheartened Lonely Restless Fearful Hungry Depressed Have fallen asleep Are full of regret   Through offerings Giving of oneself Blessing another   Warm thoughts Prayers Letters Music Songs Company Food Money All kinds of donation   A person Can give …

Heal From It, Don’t Deal With It

Deal with it Some say   Forget about it Move on Let it go The problem  Will go away   Understand   Yes Yes, I do Yet, I don’t   Stop focusing On what happened Mistakes made People Done wrong   My childhood You see I need you To understand   Words Actions Behaviors Of …

I Heard Your Voice

God Has a way Of Reminding us Of His Unconditional Love   Seeing A family member Someone Whom I love Respect Value  Trust   Am grateful For Having This person In My life   The morning Of 11.8.2020 God My Heavenly Father Spoke Through me He  Brought to mind The image The name Of A …

Hearing The “C” Word

Below is the link to the article I had published on 9.29.2020 on the Live Breathe Alaska website. I have been very excited about sharing with everyone, so here it is! Not that the “C” word is something to get excited about, rather it’s about community, finding connections, common ground and understanding. “The conversation shifted …

Be the Light

I couldn’t help but think of the Thomas Rhett’s song when I looked back on what I had written two years. He says “Be A Light,” whereas I referenced “Be the Light.” Who knew, this day in age, how powerful this is and rings true. Now more than ever we need to uplift one another, …

Kindergarten…Here We Go!

To honor and celebrate kindergartners starting school Fall 2020, here is the world through my lens, reflecting on my own life experiences. The picture you see Is that of me   A kindergartner Yes Indeed   Photo taken In 1978 5 years old A little girl Who Was quite shy   My memory Doesn’t seem …

A Reminder to Trust & Believe

On 8.7.2020, I went into my classroom for the first time since March. We had just returned from spring break and the day was March 16th. There was no closure, saying goodbye, until next year or see ya later…only a mad rush! My teaching assistant and I only had 2 hours to pack up all …

Just a Phone Call Away

Hearing the sound of a friend’s voice is much more powerful than one can ever imagine. Yeah, it’s easy these days just to send a quick text message, click on: Like, Love or Care on Facebook, letting someone know you notice them, you care. There is something that changes the physiology within oneself, hearing their …

Handwritten Letters: Lost Art or In Style? You Decide…

In a small farming town called Gilman, Minnesota, a young girl took life by the horns and learned to embrace and appreciate the small things in life. Life on the farm was not an easy life, nor was there much time for socializing, evening or weekend fun. Her friends were few, but she found her …

Little Did I Know

Little Did I know What you were going through My friend   Troubled waters Difficult times Rough seas Storms Calamity   Caught Off guard Thrown Off balance Feels like a blur Out of control In a dream Surreal   Some days A reminder is needed Just How valuable How loved How human YOU Really are …

Distance Learning…

https://www.donorschoose.org/project/filled-with-emotions/4900463/ (Above is the link to my Donor’s Choose distance learning project.) This may not be my usual blog write up, be we haven’t exactly been in ordinary times. As a teacher, going distance learning, has changed my way of thinking, knowing I needed to think outside the box. I am an advocate for my …

Handwritten Letters Mean So Much

A few kind words Can mean so much   In a letter Handwritten The best kind For One to receive   Surprise! A blessing! You made me cry!   How sweet The sound Words Of a friend   Letting one know Showing you care Expressing oneself With words Extraordinaire   In case Someone Failed to …

A Change of Heart

When I reach out To Help someone Something Inside of me Changes   A purpose I know I have Helping others In time Of need   My words My presence Bring comfort I Have found   An art form Human compassion Love enduring Everlasting   My heart My soul Much happiness It dances   A …

Cool

God and I We’re cool Now You see   All I needed Was To give ALL My Worries Burdens Fears Doubts   Unto Him   In return He Gave me So much more   Peace Joy Love Freedom Wisdom   Beautiful things That Come from Within   Have faith Trust Believe   Try this And …

Follow…

This one really speaks to me this day. As a teacher, a mom, a wife (amongst many other roles as a woman), I feel as if I am starting to get into a flow in my life. There has been this big learning curve about distance learning and how we reach out to students, especially …

Embrace the Storms of Life

Trust in God and fully embrace, for only He knows what the plans before us are. When I feel a bit of worry coming on, so does the panic, fear and anxiety. I quickly calm that feeling down by express to God what I am feeling. No doubt, we are experiencing things in our lifetime …

Thank You For Reminding Me of Why I Became a Teacher

Today, I was reminded, of the exact reasons why I do what I do for my job. I had been in communication with a parent of one of my students. At the moment, the parent is not able to be with or see their child due to a training out of state. God, He loves …

The Simple Things in Life

When your heart speaks, that is God speaking to you. That nudge, a voice, a tugging at your heart, the thought that keeps reoccurring, filled with much love and hope in knowing this is something that must be done. Yesterday, seemingly out of nowhere (but I really do know this spark, this idea came from …

The Joy In My Heart Is Overflowing

Today, I had the time, I had the opportunity to stay home and enjoy the day doing what I like. Guess what brought me such joy this day…Any thoughts? Well, today is December 1st, and we had a fresh snowfall. The mood was right and so were my spirits, so I dove right in and …

One Person

One person Can change the life of many One person Can change the life of just one   One person Can be everything to just one person One person Can be someone’s world   One person Can be a total stranger One person Can turn into a best friend   One person Can listen Can …

Simple Acts of Kindness

This morning, I did a few odds and ends things around the house. Next, I enjoyed my oatmeal with berries (with a few nuts thrown in) for breakfast, with my watered coffee on the side. Watered down coffee? Huh? Let’s just say I had some leftover in my mug from yesterday that I didn’t want …

Selfless Love

Lord, I ask of you, to guide me, show me, point me in the right direction, where do I need to take my writing from here? Am I going down the right path? I do believe so, yet I am working more on my focus. What is it that I really stand for? Who is …

Do Something Just Because

I hear you I feel you I sense you Things you are going through Life Doesn’t always go the way you hoped it would At times Seems like a crapshoot Or A school of hard knocks Something keeps knocking you down Barely having time To Stand up, catch your breath and breathe Surrounded by negativity …

Dear Henry,

A 30-minute workout on the elliptical was all I was aiming for this evening after church. Better than nothing, I thought. I turned the radio on and a song came on which was pretty much towards the end. My initial thought was to get emotional…then I stopped and I didn’t know why I connected with …

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