I have to say it again...love is everywhere. You tell me:
Watching a student who was about to take an ornament I gave my students, step aside so the last student called could make her choice first.
On the hospital elevator, a wife and her injured husband saying, "I wish there was button to Florida," and as I get off at my floor wishing me a "Merry Christmas."
In Urgent Care to see if there's a serious problem with my swallowing. As I leave I ask how much she thinks the visit will cost, the nurse says, "Don't worry about it, we're going to act like you weren't even here." (how about that one?!)
Watching my 9-10 year old students so excited to watch their teacher open the gifts that they gave him. It's pure, untarnished joy.
Steve Kerr's heartfelt speech about Craig Sager...see below.
Having a speech therapist giving me a fluoroscopy (video x-ray). I ask if I can get a hard copy photo for my students and she says, "I'll put a copy on a flash drive for you." (if you're wondering, my throat and swallowing are okay).
Uplifting texts from so many friends.
Having a co-worker unselfishly cover for me at the holiday concert.
When a shorter woman gives me an odd look as I pass her in the grocery store, and then asks, "Can you read that bottle up there and see if it says Caramel?" I say, "Yes it does, I'll get one down for you."
This one needs a prologue - I played the Grinch at my school's holiday concert three years. I was given a Grinch stuffed animal that I now hide each morning the week before Christmas break for the kids to find. A student surprises me with two boxes she made for me - a mean Grinch and a nice Grinch who's heart is now three times bigger. (see photo below).
Another student example - watching several students working hard to finish their "boxes" yesterday so they can give them to siblings or relatives as gifts.
You tell me ....is love all around us? You bet it is! And that's just what I've experienced - how about you?
Blessings everyone. XO
Following Steve Kerr's video below is a pretty mellow tune, but listen to the words...it has a lot of heart.