Life Lessons and the Last Day.

“Life is a classroom. We are both student and teacher. Each day is a test. And each day we receive a passing or failing grade in one particular subject: grace. Grace is compassion, gratitude, surrender, faith, forgiveness, good manners, reverence, and the list goes on. It’s something money can’t buy and credentials rarely produce. Being the smartest, the prettiest, the most talented, the richest, or even the poorest, can’t help. Being a humble person can and being a helpful person can guide you through your days with grace and gratitude.” ― Philosophy

In life, each day is a classroom and each one of us is challenged to perform. To me, this has an entirely different meaning because every day I truly am in a classroom, and this is because I am a 7th grade language arts teacher. While my primary focus is teaching reading and writing, I try to infuse life lessons into the curriculum by bringing in current events and quotes that make my students truly think about the world. My hope, like every teacher, is to make a difference, but unfortunately teachers often receive more criticism than praise.

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Twenty-Seven.

Tomorrow I will turn twenty-seven, and I am looking forward to it with open arms. It brings with it excitement of new goals to be reached, challenges to face, and the overall anticipation for a new year. With each birthday, I am also reminded of the quote that I used in Travel Makes Life a Daring Adventure:

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” Douglas Adams


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