I'm taking a little break from Say It, Do It this Easter to focus on one of my other goals for the month of April: appreciation. Well, technically I said I want to enjoy the small moments, but it's all along the same lines. Truly, there are so many things in my life that I appreciate. It's probably telling that one of my biggest worries in life is how to make time for everyone I love. I've mentioned before that I've lost 3 wonderful people in my life in the month of April so I like to make sure I tell everyone how much I love them this month. So, here is my current list of things I appreciate:
I appreciate my family and friends. I appreciate the times you have frustrated me. I appreciate the times you have forgiven me. I appreciate the times you have given me hugs, no matter whether I wanted one or not. I especially appreciate the times you have made me laugh.
I appreciate my students. I appreciate the times you have asked questions I could not answer. I appreciate the moments when you have taught me more than I have taught you. I appreciate that moment when you can do something you couldn't before. I appreciate when you say something that gives me a glimpse into who you will be in 10 years, especially when it makes me laugh. I even appreciate the times you have been too busy chatting with your friends to listen to my directions... truth be told, your teacher is still guilty of this now :)
I appreciate memories. I appreciate the pictures of silly moments. I appreciate driving to work and suddenly flashing back to driving down the same road in high school on the way to go bowling. I appreciate when we have moments where I feel like nothing has really even changed, or even the moments when I know how much has.
I appreciate songs. I appreciate when they come on the radio unexpectedly and bring me back to a moment or a person. I appreciate when I hear a new song and think "wow, this is so true." I appreciate the moments that music has comforted me. I appreciate when music has made me want to sing and dance.
I appreciate the little things I love: the color pink, frozen yogurt, Not Your Average Joe's peanut sauce, my camera, my kindle and all the people who never forget about these little things.
I appreciate everything.
What do you appreciate?
(Anyone else feel the need to break out into 2, 4, 6, 8, who do we appreciate chant while reading this post?)