I don’t usually blog in the middle of the week, but I was inspired to do so today. I was actually inspired to blog about a couple of different topics, but I still need to reflect on one a little bit more before I put the post out there. When I got to our Reading Specialist Team meeting today, I had the opportunity to chat with Jodie Howcroft: one of the Program Consultants. Jodie knows that I’m fairly active on Twitter, and she wondered if I had decided on a #oneword goal, as many other tweeters have done. This made me think about some recent blog posts by Doug Peterson, where he reflects on different people’s “one words.” When #oneword resolutions became popular many years ago, I started to choose one of my own. Slowly, I moved away from this practice. I don’t know if I’ve officially selected a word this year, but I have deliberately made a choice to focus more intentionally on something: joy.
In my new role as a Reading Specialist, I often tweet out reflections throughout my day. As part of these tweets, I’m trying to share a few of my daily joys.
Sometimes teaching can be hard. Sometimes it’s easy to get immersed in what’s not working or what you would rather work differently. I consider myself a fairly happy and positive person, but occasionally, we all need that reminder to find joy. With this as a goal, I think it’s shifting my perspective of every moment, including those that might seem far from perfect.
On some days I might share multiple joys, and on others, I might share less, but with joy as a goal, I wonder if it helps shift my perspective. Anyone else want to join me in this #DailyJoy? I would love to hear about your moments — whether big or small — that make you smile.
Whenever you write a blog post, it brings me joy.
If only we could encourage more to write, share their thoughts, and inspire us all.
Awww … thanks Doug! The feeling is mutual. It’s why I always start my day with your posts. More Edubloggers sharing their thinking and learning with the world would be a joyful thing indeed.