I was a little busy yesterday and I got home too late last night to post, but that is ok since the things I am thankful for yesterday and today, joy and hope, go hand in hand ;)
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” [Romans 15:13]
There are literally hundreds of examples I could write about to describe my joy, peace, and hope…but I’ll just go with my work experience yesterday. Thursday afternoons are usually one of my hardest times of the week, mainly because I have two classes that overlap for half an hour and that typically includes some crying and not-listening on the kids’ behalf. Yesterday, however, even though there was some intense crying at one point, I left work feeling so joyful and encouraged that I now have so much hope for that class and for myself as a teacher. I know I’ve said this before, but I never imagined I would be a teacher, and now I can tell that the joy I get from teaching children probably means that this is something I should be doing. And I not only love my job, but I have an amazing boss and coworkers who encourage and give me hope me all the time.
What are you feeling joyful and hopeful about today?
2 thoughts on “30 Days of Thankfulness: Days 7 & 8”
Good morning, Maggie,
I think you are a powerful testament of how a woman can unexpectedly find her calling in life and completely embrace the journey of the calling at the same time! :) I have always said that we need more teachers who not only can inspire and nurture learning in children, but teachers who can become fully committed to the journey of being a teacher, to where the teaching affects them on a personal level and through that connection they feel more empowered to teach! Its a beautiful cycle, really when you think about it! As some days its the children who give a bit more to the teacher who is guiding them and other days, its the teacher who gives more to the children! :)
Each day I always strive to see the joy, endeavour to hold on to the hope, and always seek out peace in each form it takes as we are all living through something from one moment or the next that requires of faithful resolve to acknowledge that if we can be still in peace, at some point the stress can wash through us.
Being a teacher comes with so many wonderful responsibilities–I really hope I strive to be the best I can be :)