Here is a list of some of the blessings I try to remember on the difficult days in the classroom:
1. I live and work in Canada – with all the tragedy that is happening in Haiti, I can’t help but be thankful for the wonderful living conditions I enjoy every single day.
2. I have a job – it’s been a tough year and education is one of the few “recession proof” occupations out there. Here in Ontario we are actually getting a raise for the next three years. There are very few occupations who can say they didn’t really lose any employees and got a raise in 2009.
3. I work in a great school – the students at my school are for the most part, a lovely group of young people and I really feel blessed to work in a building where I am respected by the administration, my colleagues and the students I teach.
4. I have wonderful family and friends – being a teacher has really opened my eyes to the fact that I have come from a wonderful family and have a loving husband. In all honesty, every single day I am thankful that I have such an amazing home life because that’s not a reality for many people.
I guess I’m just feeling a little philosophical and thankful on this sunny Wednesday afternoon. Thanks for reading and please feel free to add what you’re thankful for on this blog post.
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