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Let's Dance in the Rain

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 A friend of mine has gone through a difficult illness. It makes me feel useless. I can't fix this for her. I can be there for her. I can listen, go with her to doctors' appointments. But I can't make her better immediately! I can encourage her when she is frustrated and scared. But I can't make the treatment go completely smoothly. 

I have learned a vital lesson from my dear friend. Let's Dance in the Rain! This is from the mug my dear friend gave me.

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Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain… Vivian Greene
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I look at that mug most mornings and realize my friend is right. We need to always look for the moments of joy that we can grab! 

I have started a journal. Not to chronicle each day but rather to find one, or more, positive moments in my day. To be truthful, I got the idea from a Twitter post. I do not write every day and at first this bothered me. But life can be busy and full. I am mostly accepting this. 

Reading through my entries for the last few months give me joy, almost as much as they did when I first experienced the moment.

As we start 2018, I encourage you to Dance in the Rain. Find the positive moment in each day. Guiding your students to a more positive mindset by finding the moments of joy in their days.

Happy New Year!

Here come the Olympics!
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