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Sunday, February 1, 2015

A Tough Week

Last week was a toughie. "Requests" from parents and administration, kids wired up for our special Christian Schools Week with all of its dress up days and activities, kids with Fun Dip in their lunches, a computer that is dead. How many files do you have on your computer that you use on a daily/weekly/monthly basis that you totally rely upon? Well, mine are gone.

I got so distraught. I sent a lengthy email to my sister and she said "I'm fed up just reading this. Make sure you just enjoy the sweet ones."

This week that is my goal. I will enjoy the sweet ones. Aren't they all sweet? Of course. But is there ever a time where the sweetness is overcome with mischief or the need for attention, good or bad? Yes. Nobody's perfect. So this week, I will try to give those "sweet ones" (you know the ones- they are ALWAYS good, trying to please, doing what is right, making the best of choices) their due. Because, honestly, sometimes they get overlooked. And to those who don't always make good choices- are throwing pencils and paper instead of putting them where they belong, wrestling in the library, hitting others with a bean bag, etc.- they will get limited attention for those things, and I will praise them for their own "sweet times". Will I have a perfect classroom without any stresses? I doubt it. Sometimes I just say little short prayers throughout the day: "Lord, I don't like this kid right now. Help me. Give me Your love for him." or "Lord, it's a rough day and I am OUT of patience. Help me to remember I am here to serve You." or "Lord, I need you." It has really worked in those desperate times and He changes my attitude.

Pray with me and for me and I will remember all of you in prayer this week.

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1 comment:

  1. I've sure had classes like that, and I remember thinking I wasn't giving the sweeties their due. I think you have a good plan - to start noticing them. It will surely make them feel good, and you, and maybe those not so sweet ones. Hope this week is better for you. Sara


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