This morning I am grateful for being able to sleep in. Yesterday was the last day of school for the week and I was tired. I've had to do a reset on my class and kind of didn't know what I was doing, so it took a lot of work from me these past 2 days. I have the next 5 days off and I'm going to use that time to prep the last 3 weeks of school so that I don't feel this tired again. So I am very grateful that I got to sleep in this morning and rest.
I'm also grateful for this mindfulness that I've found. I have a good friend at work who I love dearly, but when we are in groups she always seems like she has to be 'on'. She has to try and make a funny comment about everything that is being said. I say tries to be funny because many times she falls flat. I feel kind of sorry for her sometimes. She can't just enjoy the conversation but has to insinuate herself into it in some way. She also has a habit of turning every single comment made into something about her. I'm grateful for this mindfulness because I'm not sure I would have noticed this before. I do love her and I enjoy hanging out with her, but I enjoy it more when it is just the 2 of us and she acts normal and is not 'on'.
By the same token, I'm very grateful that I've made some real solid friends at work. We lunch together every day and it's the few minutes in my day when I am not the leader and can sit back and just listen. I sometimes don't interact much but I very much enjoy the whole thing and it's a nice break to be able to deal with adults for a while. Definitely grateful for the group I lunch with.
Overall very grateful for the group I work with too. I'm in my 6th year at this school and have zero desire to leave. After the toxic environment of my first school, I can most definitely appreciate the environment here. And I like it. It's been a rough year but I know that we will get through this and things will improve. It will probably never be the same as before COVID but we will survive and thrive.
Interesting how this post progressed. Kind of just let my mind go with the gratitude to see where it took me and I like it.