A Smile is a Smile…

Bertha…gave me an affirmation this morning…and…I’m not quite certain…what it means…or where it’s going…but…what I do know…is…that…resistance…is futile…so…here it is…

When in doubt…smile…

Hmmm…I had to ask for clarification…and…a second cup of coffee…

She…of course…was happy to comply…with the clarification…I had to fix my own coffee…anyway…she told me…that a smile gives the appearance of…confidence…she went on to say…that…I have the answers that I need…to all my questions…in my heart…and…that…the reason I can’t always hear them…is that…I doubt them…sort of like the Wickersham Brothers…from…Horton Hears a Who

So…here it is in a nutshell…the more I smile…the more confident I appear…the more confident I appear…the more confident I feel…the more confident I feel…the more I’m able to hear my heart…and…the more I hear my heart…the less Who-vians…get boiled in…Beezle-nut oil

Okay…okay…I get it…I’m smiling…was there ever any doubt

Yopp!

Jane

Just a Burp in the Road…

The end is in sight…of the school year…that is…and…I have to admit…I’m getting overwhelmed…yes…I’m excited about the prospects of…two months off…but…between here and there…there are a lot of details to be addressed…closing out this year…getting ready for next year…things that can’t be done…until a specific time…and then…they have to be done quickly…

Oh…and did I mention…that I’ll be gone on field trips…three out of five days next week…and…one of those is an overnight…and not even for my school…

Just as the words…what was I thinking…I must be out of my mind…why did I volunteer to do that…start to buzz around in my head…

Bertha…appears…

Reminding me to…focus…

Reminding me…it’s like eating an elephant…take the first bite…then…take the next one…burp…take another…

The visual helps…an elephant sitting in my office…that’s exactly what it feels like…and…a plan starts to develop…things will get done…letters will go home…medications will be picked up…charts will be filed…

Burp

Jane

PS…Oh…and she says it’s the same for all areas of my life…bite…burp…bite…rinse and repeat…