Any of you ever flip flop between glass half full or glass half empty views of life? When I think about it, I think I've lived leaning toward half empty more than I'd want to admit. But that is some serious craziness!
This morning I was in such a bad mood because I couldn't find a file for my next book while sitting at the coffee shop. I had to leave because of how frustrated I got. And that was after I left my house trusting that there was a plan for my life and was at peace with that and God. Wow, how things can change.
The reason I titled this with goodness is because it is everywhere if I get myself out of way! Getting so mad over a computer file? C'mon Pete. I'm sure many out there feel the same way about some trivial things. I'm not alone, am I?
I have had so many unexpected blessings over the last two weeks, it's crazy. I don't want to list them all, but here are a couple: a student from last year, who now spends his 5th grade days in another building on my school's campus, brought me a kringle because he saw one the night before (yes, I bring in kringles for my students, in this order: raspberry, almond, almond macaroon, and finally Napolean). Another crazy good blessing was hearing from a woman in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada that wants to Skype with my class about, you guessed it, the box project. How cool.
I could list more, but what I'm trying to say, which I've said before, is that blessings and goodness really are everywhere, if we trust in life. And come from the perspective of half full, or even 3/4 full. How about full?! This is what I'm really concentrating and know it will change my life. Thank you God.
There is plenty of growth to happen. Gotta take it all in.
Blessings to everyone. XO
Check out this sunset as I left my school the other day.
And here's some Earth, Wind & Fire