Friday, January 17, 2014


  That's my 2014 word - Joy!  I have tried so hard this (school) year to remain positive about everything from changes to rainy day car duty.  I felt I had gotten into a negative atmosphere and it has been my plan to shake that off.  Smile and move forward.  The last two days tried to test my resolve and yes, I admit it was hard to hang on to the smile.  I had to readjust my schedule, think about teaching something else along with reading that I am not as comfortable with and to top it off the electronic planbook I use "ate" the entire year's worth of plans to date.  I was . . .less than happy.  But here I am.  Actually smiling.  I do keep paper copies of plans so it wasn't a total loss.  I will rise to the challenge of a new subject.  And hey, what's a schedule anyway? 
    So even before Diva asking us to think about a word for 2014, I had chosen the word joy.  I have tried to keep it foremost in my mind and let it guide my days.  It has really been working.  One hundred per cent?  No, but close.   And definitely closer than I was last year at this time.
                                            J - Jesus first
                                           O - Others next
                                           Y - Yourself last
      Thanks for dropping by and leaving me some extra "joy".  Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. Joy is a great word and an important one in our lives. I'm glad you're doing better then last year. My word is 'groth', so growing is what you did.
    I like your tile and the way you used the diagonal tangles.

  2. Great word for the year and a lovely tile! It seems that always things they are a changing at school! I'm right there with you on that!

  3. Joy is a wonderful word and I love how you did the lettering on your tile!


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