Monday, December 16, 2013

Looking for Wisdom on a Monday

Today was definitely a Monday.

The outfit I was going to wear didn't look right.

Then I picked out a new outfit, and the black hose I was going to wear had a hole in them.

Then on the way to school, I spilled coffee all down the front of my coat and scarf.

My initial reaction, I admit, was this...

Then I took a deep breath, and reminded myself what I always tell my students:

"You can only control what you can control."

I'm usually telling them that they can't control what other people say and do, they can only control how they respond to it.

So after another deep breath, I thought of the serenity prayer. 

I remember my mom having this serenity prayer in a frame in our house when I was in junior high. I've shared it with my husband. I've said it to my sister.

Today I said it to me. 

And when I got to work (and all day when I had a moment), I played my favorite Christmas song.


I think Casting Crowns is amazing... their soulful sound speaks to me! 

My day got better and I tonight I get to end it with a twitter chat with my awesome PLN.  

What are we discussing tonight?

Do you ever have mornings like this? How do you stay positive?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the post. I needed to hear all of that and especially the song:) Amazing what music can do for the soul. I believe it's part of who we are and how we were I mean. I believe it connects our spirits to the Greatest Spirit of all and what a beautiful time of year to be reminded of that. Hate that I missed the chat but I will check out the archive.