In the last 4 years, the phrase "one day at a time" has become something of a mantra for me. That's how I try to live life. It has certainly relieved a lot of the pressure that I used to place on myself. I used to have a crystal ball in my mind, and I used it constantly to make today's decisions based solely on how they would affect my tomorrows.
But what about today? Do I sacrifice today's joy worrying about what tomorrow may bring? I used to hate the phrase "It is what it is." Five words that seemed (to me) like giving up. As in, it is what it is, nothing I can do to change it. No! I can change things! I can change people! Just give me a little time, a little (okay, a lot...I mean, a TON) of mental and emotional elbow grease, and they'll eventually come around to my way of thinking! Ugh. Ugh ugh ugh.
Today I choose joy.
Why all of this philosophical rambling, you ask? Because I'm tempted to make a New Year's Resolution. Because I'm tempted to start typing out my goals for the new year. Because I'm tempted to put down in black and white a bunch of things that I may or may not be able to accomplish tomorrow or the next day or the next, and frankly, I don't want to be disappointed in myself. So...TODAY I will:
1) Finish this blog and post it.
2) Post a freebie in my TPT store! It's a People Book Craftivity that I used with my kiddos when we were researching Ben Franklin, but it can be used for any historical figure (MLK Day is coming up!), on Mother's Day, as an autobiography, for character analysis, or anything else you can think of! Click on the link to download your free copy for a limited time! Here are a couple of pics of how one of my student's work turned out:
|Love the ginger!|
|What a cutie!|
Stay safe this holiday and enjoy the last few moments of peace and quiet before the race to summer begins! Bring it on, 2015!!!