Friday, May 13, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things

I teach English to adult migrants. Last Thursday I was asked to relieve a colleague for the day to allow her to catch up on her paperwork. Her class is a mix of native and non-native speakers of English at all levels from pre-level 1 to level 3. Such a class is not conducive to effective learning, but due to the numbers of students involved it is necessary. It was an interesting and stimulating challenge, and quite a different experience from my class which is a level 2/3 class of non-native speakers. I'm thankful for the opportunity.

Two days ago I posted my reflections on the A to Z Blogging challenge. I'm glad it's over, but also glad that I participated in it.

Four days ago, my fiance got the results of a needle biopsy which showed no evidence of cancer. Needless to say, I am very thankful for that.

Twelve days ago, I started a sexual integrity course at my church. The decision to do this course was the best decision I have made in the past two years.

Thankful? You bet.


6 comments:

  1. What a great list of things! I'm super glad to hear your fiance's okay! It's great that your experience of other things, people, and classes is helping you learn and be happier. Have a lovely weekend!

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  2. Glad to hear your fiance's in the clear-that's worth celebrating all in itself. The class does sound interesting. How fun it must be to have such different people come together.

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    1. Thank you. Yes. I really appreciate the many opportunities I've had, as a result of my job, to meet and get to know so many interesting people from all over the world.

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  3. Wonderful news about your fiancée. Definitely worth celebrating.

    I'm not very good at celebrating the small things. It always feels self-indulgent, but thankful I can manage. Gratitude is the basis of joy. It forces us to focus on what's good in our lives.

    VR Barkowski

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    1. and gratitude is an antidote to discontent. Good to hear from you VR.

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