Our Favorite Things

Blog favorite things

Grrr…I forgot to do my online discussion post.

That math quiz was so hard!

I’m still not feeling well so I can’t get to class.

How do I upload my edTPA video?

When will you have that assignment corrected?

I’m snowed in and can’t make the drive to campus.

How many lesson plans do we have to write?

Where do I put this on Live Text?

 I’m just not sure I can do this!

What do you do when frustration and worry, stress and unhappiness slam against your heart and soul? Do you pull the blankets up over your head and try to hide from the loud thunder?

Some days can feel like a blustery storm, can’t they?  Sometimes the turbulence of day-to-day challenges just makes us want to have a good cry.

Maria, the main character played by Julie Andrews in the movie, The Sound of Music, has some sound advice for us on those turbulent days. She advises…

“When anything bothers me and I’m feeling unhappy, I just try to think of nice things.”

Ahh…nice things. Favorite things. Think about such things. Maria sings about some of her favorite things like raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens. Girls in white dresses and blue satin sashes, snowflakes that stay on her nose and eye lashes.

I asked our teacher candidates to share a few of their favorite things with me. Below are their answers along with mine. Let’s sing it together… 🎶

Maddy:                Softball and family, spaghetti and puppies

Tiahna:                 Family and friends, dogs and good movies

Wendy:                Hugs from the grandkids, the joy that this brings

                                These are a few of our favorite things.

Mary:                    Chocolate, alfalfa sprouts, gyros and red wine

Wendy:                 Hugs from the grandkids and morning devotions time

Wendy:                Geese in formation, the porch swing in spring

                                These are a few of our favorite things

All:                         When the work bites, when edTPA stings

                                When we’re feeling sad

                                We simply remember our favorite things

                                And then we don’t feel so bad.

When the lightening in life says something to our thunderous life challenges, and the thunder answers back and it makes us scared and sad…simply remember our favorite things, and we won’t feel so bad. 😊🤗

Stay Calm and Think of Your Favorite Things!
Profs Dr. Wendy. & Dr. V.

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