This has to be brief. My mornings have hit the sudden shift. Up at 5:30, quick lunch prep and kitchen tidying, a few minutes on the computer, and out the door by 6:30 at the latest.
I am a swirling ball of excitement and anxiety. This is the “good” kind of anxiety, I think–the kind that keeps me moving and energized.
I would be glad of your prayers and Presence as I go into the classroom today. And pray for my students, for all students and teachers, for yourself as you are filling some sort of teaching role in the world. Let us tend to our work, but also to our Work.
1. My open-hearted and playful and earnest colleagues
2. The administrative people of my school. This is a place where I can walk into the principal’s office to get a little clarity about classroom behavior management and end up in a discussion about grace and compassion.
3. The maintenance and custodial and computer and office staff who keep it all running behind the scenes.
4. The parents of my students who are entrusting their young people to my care.
5. My students. Shining.
May we walk in Beauty!