Troubles often come in multiples. What number strikes you?
I couldn’t access wordpress so I didn’t know if my post had published as scheduled. Two thirds of the 21 days of slicing have had computer troubles so I knew it was going to be a typical terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
When I finally accessed wordpress, I saw my post was published so I linked up to the “Call for Slices”. For some strange reason, I decided to check the posting and I discovered that an earlier draft had published on my work laptop . . . the computer I had abandoned because it was soooooooooo sssslllllloooooooowwwwwwwwww! That was NOT the final version so I quickly edited the published slice and updated it because I knew it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
I went to start my car and the low tire light came on. I backed the car up to the garage but the air compressor would not turn on so even though I found the little emergency air compressor in my car and did get it aired up – I knew it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
Tire finally aired up and then my phone rang. A call I had to take because the first ten minutes from my house have no signal . . . hills, dips, and bridges – as I answered the phone I knew it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
After I finished my phone call, airing up my tire, editing my post, and checking wordpress, I sat down and had another cup of coffee. This was not the day to leave in the dark, hit a deer and make a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day EVEN WORSE!
Calm, cool, collected . . . and caffeinated after two cups of coffee, I left for the day.
Done with the annoyance and the aggravation.
Ready for the rest of the day to proceed as positively as possible. Ready for any and all learning opportunities. After all, I had already solved MANY problems!
How do you handle your troubles?
How do your students handle their troubles?
How do we persevere in the face of adversity?
How do we define adversity?
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