4.19.2012

Throwback Thursday-Real Talk



Welcome to another week of Throwback Thursday,
This week I'm throwin it back to the good old days.
When I had no worries,
and all I did all day was fish for tadpoles with old milk jugs.
This is back at our old house, SO many memories there.
We had a ditch that separated two neighborhoods and we would always
go back there and go fishing with our home made fishing poles
made out of milk jugs, hangers and string.

I decided to throw it back to
"the good old days"
because I think a lot of times we all forget to enjoy the little things in life.
We take life too seriously, and worry about things we cant control.
We let stress and work and money consume every part of our lives.
And we need to remember what's important.
people & time.
I have been so guilty of letting stress get the best of me this entire semester.
And I regret not finding/making time for my friends,
and not taking the time to drive home on weekends to be with my family.
So today, I'm telling all of you to take a break.
Go to lunch with a friend, call your mom, hug someone who looks like they need it,
smile at a stranger, take your dad to go see a guy movie, compliment someone,
go running, clean your closet & take the clothes you dont wear to a shelter or donate them,
write someone a letter.
MAKE time.
Because in the end you'll wish you had.
I'm still working on this too!

Today is my last day of full teach yall.
I cant believe it, this semester FLEW by!
It was stressful, but I have seriously fallen in love with all of these kids.
My last day at the school is Mat 2nd and it's going to be so hard to leave them.
For those of you who dont know I'm in an inclusion classroom.
So there are some special ed kids in there with different disabilities.
This morning one of my special ed kids came in,
"Miss Jones, Miss Jones! I got you this for your graduation!!"
Hands me a baggie with 3 dove chocolates, a fiber bar, a notepad & a hand written card.
My heart melted.
I had mentioned randomly that I couldnt go to their talent show because I
will be graduating that day, & I guess he remembered
& told his mom he wanted to get me something.
It made my whole day, all of my kids are TOO sweet.

Make today a good one!
<3
Dont forget to link up!

9 comments:

  1. Such a great post! I have to remind myself of this all the time!

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  2. Love your Throwback Thursday posts! I will be participating soon! :)

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  3. Cute blog! I've tagged you :)

    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com/2012/04/ive-been-tagged.html

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  4. thats so sweet!! Little kids are the best!

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  5. Look at those blonde locks! Are u a natural blondes? I miss being a kid!!! Haha

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  6. I just came across your blog and I am IN LOVE with Throwback Thursday's! I can't wait to link up next week. I find much joy in posting embarrassing pictures of myself.
    AND my husband teaches special ed kids! I LOVE to hear his stories of all those sweet kids so I can't wait to hear some of yours!

    Your newest follower, stephanie!
    quallsquirks.blogspot.com

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  7. There was no job I loved more than my college job of in-home care for 4 adults with both mental and physical disabilities. I'm still so in love with them & it swelled my heart with pride when they'd learn something new because everyone said they couldn't as they were adult. I taught two of them to sign things out (the best they could) & it was life changing for them to be able to ask something as simple as "What would you like to drink?" And them being able to answer. Just LOVE.

    snowballfights.blogspot.com

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  8. very lovely picture you have there..I love your post as well specially the part when you said:
    "Go to lunch with a friend, call your mom, hug someone who looks like they need it,
    smile at a stranger, take your dad to go see a guy movie, compliment someone,
    go running, clean your closet & take the clothes you dont wear to a shelter or donate them,
    write someone a letter.
    MAKE time."

    very simple, yet meaningful..hugs! :)

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