It is one year today that I began writing this blog!
As I reflected on this point I realised that if nothing else it has been a privilege for me to write and reflect on different ideas associated with postive psychology. It has made a big difference to the way that I now think and am.
Below are a few of the things I noticed as I reflected on my day:
*In the midst of a crazy day at school, whilst on yard duty I managed to look at the stormy sky, pause, notice a rainbow and consciously feel the brisk wind. That I am thankful for.
*After I had whinged about a few parts of my day, one of my own boys asked “What were some of the good things that happened today?” That I am thankful for.
*As I sat in staff meeting and there was a conversation about learning I found myself thinking about the growth mindset and the fixed mindset. That I am thankful for.
*Tonight sitting around the table hearing about the different days everyone had had, I looked at the faces and the love and felt blessed to be surrounded by family. That I am thankful for.
*Words like grit, postive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning and accomplishment (PERMA), gratitude, kindness, mindfulness and (of course) love, come to mind. All these things now mean something to me.
This is just a quick list, but there is so much more.
In my writing I have tried to be practical, clear, encouraging and to the point.
Practically speaking now, I have to stop writing and go to bed, I know that sleep makes such a difference.
Practically speaking I am sad that I have not made time to exercise in the last 2 days and I know how much difference that makes too!
But also practically speaking I am thankful for many things and will think about 3 specific ones as I go to bed!
Thank you so much for being a reader. Thanks so much sharing with me in the learning journey that we are all on.
May we continue together to have many ‘sunshinydays’.