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Friday’s Five

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This week’s list…reminders of our many blessings during some difficult days:

Laughter with colleagues. Look, you better laugh in this life. We are. Every day. There’s power in that. Never doubt it.

Birthday celebrations for my son and my sister. They live their lives admirably. Love them.

Violets from a two year old. Nothing matches the pure giving of a child. They know what matters.

A new substitute. Actually, a couple of good ones this week. Ones that, like me, don’t intend to be manipulated. They believe in having school. It’s harder than ever these days. Not because of cancer in my family. Harder because there’s a lack of respect that has been tolerated by others too long.
But not in room 104. Not this year. Not ever.

And, a story worth remembering:

Debbie Diller presented a professional development session on literacy stations this week. What will stay with me more than her tips was her honesty.
She spoke of bad administrators, insecure folks, a husband she lost from cancer a year ago.
But you march on. You just keep marching.
Her words struck a chord with me.
I’ve said it often: no one knows the challenges a cancer diagnosis brings unless they’ve lived it up close 24-7.
But it brings blessings, too. Big ones.
It brings a determination and resolve…unmatched.

And on we march.


Author: agnestirrito

I write. Make art. And in between, I do the best I can. ✌🏼️

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