I heard about this special education program that gives juveniles an alternative to going to jail. One of the exercises that they do is to individually tell the group what gives them joy. They do this in an effort to help build community, connections and common interests.
I have felt like I’ve been dwelling on the negative a lot lately and so thought I should give this a try. I think it’s already working… I’m already smiling just thinking about my list.
Things that give me joy….
My four independent, articulate and amazing daughters
My grandchildren… enough said
Observing, walking and breathing in nature
Reading anything and everything… I can’t read the same author over and over… love variety
A calm, quiet place to reflect and be at peace- even as a child, I had that place on the old cracked bridge, moose creek
Putzing around in the kitchen and cooking something that turns out so good everyone gobbles it down
Traveling, exploring, experiencing
Sharing my passionate feelings about teaching with like minded professionals
Wow… and so it starts….