When I do feel the need to write for an audience larger than myself, I always choose my Saturday celebration family. I've written before about "taking" and not "returning." I have been taking a lot this winter by reading all of the Saturday celebrations and not returning by writing my own post. Here is the link up for this week. I am thrilled to be joining in with such supportive friends.
My celebrations this week are from colleagues, friends and principals. Those who don't know that I have been on an alternative route lately. I am extremely thankful when someone takes the time to leave a kind note, inspirational email, tweet some kind words, leave a comment on my blog from a post written months ago or leaves a voicemail for my principal about a professional development that I lead this week.
It doesn't take a lot of energy to be kind. After all, we all know to Choose Kind But the best part of kind is when you're not expecting it. Those kind moments woven together reinforce that I am on the right track. I am thankful for opportunities to quietly lead fellow teachers and volunteer in helping students who are struggling. It's strange when the current path leads me in a new directions, but I know the journey is perfect for me.