My simple pleasure this week?
Counting backwards from three. Three more days, that is -- today.
Three more days in the classroom.
Lest you think me a heartless teacher, simply imagine my high school classroom, packed with teens bursting with anticipation for summer. I love them, but oh, my -- they DO want to be out.
Our exams begin on Tuesday, so it's three more days of the classroom routine. Trying to teach, trying to review, trying to contain...
Yearbooks everywhere. "Can I go...?" over and over. They just want out.
But today, I was reminded that each day has its purpose -- whether it's Day #1, 2, 3 or 98. Because there are still needs, hurts, kids that need to be loved. I have a dear student facing unspeakable tragedy and all I could do today was hug her and promise to pray for her.
Every day has its purpose.
May I not wish them all away, but see them as pleasures.
I'm posting today over at the Moms of Boys Society - Growing Respect in Your Sons. Come see! And I'm linking up today with Dayle for Simple Pleasures.