Be kind to your Teacher friends. Lift us up in prayer daily. We only survive some days. We don’t complain, we just deal. We could find other jobs (as people say) but who would teach your kids. They’d have to be virtual again with NO Teachers. They would have to be with you. Just be kind. You have no idea what we deal with on the daily!
As a Teacher in America right now, I feel that everything is out of control. We are being pushed to teach our kids 2 years ahead so they can catch up to the 2 years they lost. Districts are changing and adding extra curriculum to our already heavy curriculum. We are in meetings almost everyday afterschool. Students have no idea how to do school anymore. Teachers are overworked, overwhelmed and underpaid. These are things I cannot control. So let’s not focus on those.
Let’s focus on the things I can control. Things that make me happy and bring me peace. I invite everyone to create their own list, but here is mine to help you get started.
Things I can control:
Workout (walk and weights) I do virtual (www.dfittransformation.com – great program)
Meditation (devotion-Jesus Calling, Bible and Prayer
School (teaching and loving on my littles)-doing my best
Workout (Abs-laying on the floor(it releases stress) and boxing)
Reading my favorite non-school book and having my favorite drink (if real stressed)
Meditation (write down and circle prayers in my notebook, Prayer-thanking God for my day and giving it to Him)
Sleep in Peace
Everyday is a NEW DAY filled with renewed strength! Isaiah 40:31 says: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Find what you can control, find what makes you happy and brings you peace. It can be as simple as your favorite food or drink. Whatever it is, enjoy it at that moment. Then know that tomorrow is a new start, not a continuation of yesterday. So leave it behind and be in control today!
I’ve been in a funk lately about school. I am a Teacher. It’s harder this year than any other year. They are trying to push us to push our students 2 years ahead because they are 2 years behind.
I’m usually a positive person, but lately I haven’t been. I’ve complained, stood in offensive, shut down and stopped doing things I care about because of my bad attitude. But today, I felt God saying:
You’ve mourned, now it’s time to move forward in Faith. I will strengthen and renew you every morning. Then Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 came to mind:
1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: 2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3 a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5 a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6 a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7 a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8 a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
A season isn’t timed by our weather seasons like I thought. They are timed by our ability to trust God and let him lead. He allows us our time, but reminds us that He is in control and when to move forward. I don’t want to be something He didn’t create me to be, I want to be just who He created.
So I will prepare, then execute. Because I’ve been called and this season is over!
Please be patient with your child’s Teacher. He/she is 1 person in charge of 20+ individuals just like your 1 child. They may not have time to text/call/email you. They may not have time to send home the things you think should come home with your child. They may not have time to let you know how your child’s day was or what they had for lunch. But they will have time to love your child that day. Build a relationship with your child, to get to know they them, interact with them through fun academic activities and make sure they have their best day ever. They will make time for these things because nothing else matters this school year.
Life is precious! Don’t take it for granted! One moment you’re here and the next your not. Just witnessed this today. Please know God! Please know that you’re going to Heaven! I want you to! I want to see you there! Please don’t wait! Know him today! Ask him into your heart right now! Ask him to forgive your sins! Tell him you love him! Then love him and others by serving, giving back, helping, feeding, loving, and telling others about Him. Do not NOW, PLEASE!!!!!!! You just never know when it will be you!