Monday, January 4, 2016

Monday Mania ~It was Back to Work for Teachers ~My First New Year's Post, Seven Years Ago

While hubby and most everyone else in the working world reported to their jobs last week,
teachers enjoyed the flexibility of working from home in their pajamas...

It was well before dawn when I arrived at school this morning.

It was a day full of meetings:
district-wide staff
school improvement committee groups
departments
student and parents
etc.
etc.

I think we are ready for second semester!

My blog is nearly eight years old.
It is fun to go back and look at some of my first posts.
(those were back in the days when no one else was reading my blog)
So this is a re-post from January 2009
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More than 100 years ago, author Robert Louis Stevenson offered the following tips for maintaining a positive attitude...and they still seem so appropriate for today.
1. Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple things.
2. Make the best of your circumstances. Everyone has problems. The trick is to make laughter outweigh the tears.
3. Don't take yourself too seriously. Don't think that somehow you should be protected from misfortunes that befall others.
4. You can't please everybody. Don't let criticism worry you.
5. Don't let your neighbor set your standards. Be yourself.
6. Do the things you enjoy doing, but stay out of debt.
7. Don't borrow trouble. Imaginary burdens are harder to bear than the actual ones.
8. Hate poisons the soul. Don't carry grudges. Avoid people who make you unhappy.
9. Have many interests. If you can't travel, read about new places.
10. Don't hold post-mortems. Don't spend your life brooding over sorrows and mistakes.
11. Do what you can for those less fortunate than yourself.
12. Keep busy at something. A busy person never has less time to be unhappy.

Happy New Year, Everyone.

Take care,
~Natalie

1 comment:

Karen Martinsen said...

Hi Natalie
I think I was one of your followers from the beginning. I've always enjoyed your blog even though I haven't been faithful in reading like I should.
Blessings and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Karen