Yesterday: A Little Behind on Project 365

Keeps Me Grounded To My Core Values

My fridge is more than a place to hold food that usually goes to waste because I hate cooking. Therefore, I make the most of it by putting pictures, phrases, cards and anything else that will make me feel good. I have last year’s birthday card from my sister because she picks out the best cards ever! Then, she adds her own sabor to the message. It always puts a smile on my face.

This past Christmas like every other Christmas, my students give me wonderful gifts but this year like every other year, one or two students will write a special message in a store bought or homemade card. Despite the Diva attitude I have about Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s, I love these gifts the most because they come from the heart. So I put two up on the fridge to remind me that despite how poorly teachers get treated by society, we still make a difference in the lives of children. And that…is…PRICELESS! Yeah, I had to say that.

There is also a page that I ripped out of a magazine. “Stop At Nothing.” I love that quote. When I think of the goals I have to achieve by the deadlines that I give myself, that quotes gives me the fuel to keep pushing forward. Everyone should have something that makes them feel like Rocky Balboa.

I learned a long time ago from Amway that I need to put visual pictures of the things I want and that’s why I have that picture of photo frames. They are the right size and color for my living room. Unfortunately, they are not the right price for my bank account. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the United Teachers Of Dade and Miami Dade County School Board for ensuring that my former contract never be honored and that the present contract only brings laughter rather than tears.

But you know, karma is a beautiful thing. 🙂

There are a few other memorable pieces like the Eiffel Tower magnet that a friend brought back from her trip because she knows how much I would love to visit Paris, meet a wonderful man named Jean Pierre and eat Croissants forever.

So there you have it. Yesterday’s picture.
Next post will be about today’s picture and then I will be all caught up.