Celebrate with Ruth Ayres @ ruth ayres writes …. because, we need to celebrate moments in our lives every chance we get!
Today, as the holidays come to an end and a brand new year is but a day old, I celebrate the thought of returning to my classroom on Monday morning, and greeting my kids again.
I celebrate the idea of doing the little things I do every workday morning: placing a vase of fresh flowers-for-the-week on my desk, watering all our classroom plants, cleaning off each student desk, tidying up the reading area, posting our “plan o’ action” for the week, and taking a deep breath as I hear footsteps thunder up the stairs. They are here…the day begins!
I celebrate being able to see the faces of my kids and hear their voices again. And I celebrate hearing their stories – the holiday stories, the every day stories.
I celebrate being back at a job I love. I celebrate my luck at being able to wake up everyday and begin the work I love. I celebrate work which rewards me with appreciation like this:
A new year begins…our learning lives continue in Room 202. I celebrate that.