Anywho...All this craziness reminded me how important it is to stay positive and try to find the bright side in everything. This can sometimes be a difficult thing to do. By nature, I feel that I am more of a "glass half empty" than a "glass half full" person, but I am working HARD to change that.
I wanted to share something I've been doing at school this year to help everyone feel a little more "positivity" in their life....Positive Thinking Thursdays! Every Thursday, I print out a positive thought that I found on Pinterest and leave a bunch on the table in the teachers' lounge. Throughout the day, teachers and staff visit the lounge and can take a positive thought with them if they'd like. Here are some of the positive thoughts from this year so far:
This one I could really relate to!!
At first, I didn't think that Positive Thinking Thursday was a very big hit. (Yes, a few even made fun of it...Those are probably the ones who need it the most.) But now, I always hear nice comments about each week's thought, and I even hear teachers talking about the thought with their students. (I love that we can also use these to teach inferring -- bonus!) One of my fellow teachers even shared with me that she was out on Thursday at the dentist. She said that while she was having her procedure done, realized that it was Thursday and wondered what the Positive Thought was for this week. I love that!!!
I was thinking that we could take Positive Thinking Thursday global...How about if beginning this Thursday, I share my Positive Thinking Thursday thought on this blog and invite you to share yours as well? Start looking through Pinterest and see what you can find! You can visit my Inspirations Pinterest board here if you'd like to start following me. (I am addicted to pinning positive inspirations, much to the chagrin of my family who follows me! :)
With that, I am going to link up with my good blogging buddy, Joanne at Head Over Heels for Teaching, who fills my life with much positivity (and exclamation points!!) for her Spark Student Motivation linky party. I know this post is not necessarily for students, but we all know that happy teachers = happy students so we need to take care of us too!
I hope you will visit again tomorrow for my weekly linky party, A Peek at My Week!
Before I go...I'm having a Spring Cleaning SALE at my TPT store until Monday! Happy Shopping!!
Have a great Saturday!