Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Thousand Little Things

It's been a long time, friends.  A. Long. Time.

But here I am!  Aren't you glad?!


We are in state testing mode.  And last 9 days of school mode.  And my air isn't working again mode.  Basically, survival mode.  And I could probably write you a book filled with snark and complaints and insanity.


This popped up in my Facebook feed the other day and I listened to it.  And it is upbeat.  And happy.  And good.  And who couldn't use a little something upbeat, happy, and good?  It also reminded me that there are a thousand little things that make my heart smile every single day.  Even when my classroom is 83 degrees and the kids are bouncing off the walls because OMG, did someone say SUMMER?!


Now.  I would so love to list the thousand little things that make my heart smile.  But we'd all be here forever if I did that.  So how about I just pick ten?

The first sip of a Sonic cherry coke at happy hour after a long day.  I close my eyes for it and let out a little Aaah afterward.

Watching my students blush after they realize they just slipped up and called me mommy.

Putting on my eyeliner just right.  {That is one thing I just cannot do consistently.}

Hearing my teammates fill the hall with laughter...and the anticipation that builds as I make my way to the door to figure out what has happened now.

Finding actual mail in my mailbox instead of junk or bills.

Realizing the outfit I chose to wear doesn't need to be ironed.

A Saturday with no plans.

Light bulb moments--for myself, my students, or just anyone.

Finding little pockets of time to clean out my DVR and catch up on my favorite shows.

A good hair day.

What about you?  What are some of the little, everyday things that make you happy?  Maybe if we all share, we can get to a thousand!


Lori Faas said...

--my 10 year old daughter still wanting to snuggle at night

--the day that I realize that the lilacs are blooming

--an extra 10 minutes on the playground because it is just TOO nice to go in.

Lori @

Miss Foote said...
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Miss Foote said...


-positive e-mails/notes from parents...just because

Chickadee Jubilee

Erin said...
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Erin said...

*stories from parents telling me that they think what their child did was funny & realizing they learned it from me.

*Diet Cherry Limeaide

*Italian Ices

*Granting wishes for Make A Wish.

*Blogger Swaps (thanks to you!)

...I'm going to borrow this idea & think of more things. Great idea for a post & I LOVE Point of Grace!

Thanks for sharing!! :)

Cupcake said...

*Having the giggles with my students
*Closing my eyes for bed after a long day
*Getting lost in a good book
*Hearing from parents that their child loves me :)

A Cupcake for the Teacher

Lohren Nolan said...

Going to school and realizing there is an assembly that day.... (Am I the only one that does this? I hope not!)

Seeing nice comments that are left on your blog!

Thanks so much for this post. So fun!

Lohren Nolan

Mrs. L said...

Thank you! I needed this today!

- Tulips in Spring!
- New books
- Fun mail
- Bubbling streams
- Children's laughter
- Songs that speak to my heart
- Hugs
- Stars in a dark sky
- Great recipes
- Being able to sleep in on the weekend
Life with Mrs. L

Mrs. Roberts said...

Hey Caitlin!!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this post. I posted about it and referred back to you so I hope more people get to read it. I posted 10 things that make my heart smile on my blog. Check it out! I have 12 more days left.


The Colorful Apple said...

Thank you - this is exactly what I needed today!

~ getting a good note from a sub
~ an email from my hubby saying he'll make dinner tonight
~ having a little extra time for a nap
~ when I overhear a student say a lesson is "so much fun" to his friends

Sara :)
Smiling In Second Grade