I look forward to Thursdays when I can publish thoughts on my spiritual journey and hear the thoughts of others on a weekly basis. It has become a space for an encouraging and fortifying community to come together. We welcome anyone who would like to join us!
This week, I am thinking about Advent, Christmas, shopping, decorating, sending out Christmas cards, making lesson plans, grading, holiday parties, keeping the house clean, cooking, blogging, reading, writing, exercising, getting together with family and friends, folding clothes, etc., etc.
Then I saw this on Wednesday night while I was searching for the right thing to write about today.
Take a DEEP breath. Breathe. Focus. Be Still. Be joyful. Be thankful. Give. Count blessings.
Speaking of joy; it was a JOY to meet Margaret Simon and Carol Varsalona IN PERSON at NCTE a week and a half ago. They've been part of Spiritual Journey Thursday for a long time, and together we've had many blogging/writing/reading/Tweeting/collaborative adventures. It was wonderful to jump right into conversations about what we care about and share our passions about students, books, writing, families, teaching, and our spiritual lives!