How do you define success and happiness?
As a “Slicer”. . .
I want to express my gratitude to the Two Writing Teacher blog and bloggers. After meeting and hearing from five of them at #NCTE14, I am even more impressed with their prolific blogging, slicing, and “regular working lives”. As with everyone, there is the need to be cautious and not burn oneself out in an attempt to do EVERYTHING! I am very grateful for this supportive space to read, write and reflect!
As a “Blogger” . . .
I want to express my gratitude to all those who follow my blog, read my posts, and especially for those who comment. I really appreciate knowing which ideas or words captured your thinking as you read my blog posts. We are all busy so I am very grateful for the extra time that you take to not only read but also to stop and comment!
As a “Tweeter” . . .
I want to express my gratitude to my followers who RT and / or “favorite” my Tweets. Special thanks to those who don’t moan on nights when the Twitter feed fills up during a # #T4Tchat or #TWTchat or a #TCRWP chat. I love learning online and I am so grateful for the brilliant ideas shared!
As a “Reader of Professional Texts” . . .
I want to express my gratitude to the authors (their families), editors and publishers of these great books that were a part of my professional development during 2013-2014. Even more importantly, I thank those who participated in the book chats and freely shared their thoughts and ideas. I am amazed at the new things I learn every day as I read and reread these books, and I am grateful for having met these fabulous authors! (And I am so fortunate that I can “wear” evidence of my PD in the form of an autographed t-shirt!)
As a “Fra-mily” . . .
I want to express my gratitude to those of you who may also be in all the categories above but who have become a part of my friends + family as a result of our personal face-to-face connections (often over a beverage or dinner), Twitter chats, blogs and Slices. You range from Arizona, California, Washington, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland to Virginia, Georgia, and Louisiana. It is an honor and a pleasure to “KNOW” you and I am grateful for the time spent with you sharing online, face-to-face, personally and professionally.
As a member of our “Literacy Team” . . .
I want to express my gratitude for those of you who are part of my regular work team. Together we are better! Sharing resources, information and learning helps us all grow. A growth mindset allows us to be continually improving our own skills. I am grateful for our collaborative nature.
As a “Sister” . . .
I want to express my gratitude to my siblings. It’s been years since we have been under one roof for extended periods of time, but each family event provides many opportunities to share our hopes and dreams. Sometimes we even reminisce about the past and we are at that stage where our memories may have faded but our enthusiasm remains. I am grateful for our time together.
As a “Daughter” . . .
I want to express my gratitude to my parents. Miss you, Dad, but think of you daily with so much love as I continue to appreciate all that I learned from you. Mom, I’ll never master crocheting and quilting, but I love your work and still share hearts as I travel. I especially appreciate your love and support across the years and the miles.
As a “Mom” and soon-t0-be Grandma . . .
I want to express my gratitude to you my readers who have graciously allowed me to share my stories. I am proud of my growing family and can’t wait to share their brilliance with you!
I wish you all a happy, healthy, joyous, and fun-filled holiday season!
What’s your plan for sharing your gratitude?
Tuesday is the day to share a “Slice of Life” with Two Writing Teachers. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here. Thanks to Stacey, Anna, Beth, Tara, Dana and Betsy for creating a place for us to work collaboratively.