Your post had perfect timing. I had a mini-meltdown when I got home from school today due to:
*my morning sub gave me a bad behavior report
*my oil pastels were missing (which I had bought with my own money, then loaned out to someone who didn't return them, then found in the school art supply room in a state of disaster) and I wasn't able to do the art I wanted to do today
*rain+traffic+lame drivers=seriously, slower traffic move right!!!!!
*accidents on the carpet due to dogs locked up because they bark during the day (which we recently discovered through a mean letter sent by a neighbor after they complained to one another but not to us so that we had no idea this was happening because we WORK ALL DAY!!!!!)
*my phone freezing up just when I wanted to text someone so I could rant out my frustrations!!
...and then I read your post.
*My students will be better behaved tomorrow. Subs make for a weird day.
*The oil pastels were found and can be re-organized by my students when we use them tomorrow.
*I should have slowed down and practiced a little bit of patience while driving. It was raining pretty hard.
*Our dogs are awesome and it's only carpet. Plus they were really happy to see me even when I was a jerk.
*My phone un-froze and I could text successfully. Ranting was unnecessary.
Life has been put into perspective. Thank you.
I guess sometimes we all need a little perspective. This one came to me just when I needed it most!! Happy day everyone!!