I got to admit, I’m kinda having a downer of a day.
My older son is going to be graduating Kindergarten later this week. I remember when I was younger and in school, I couldn’t wait to be done with the school year. But as an adult, it’s a whole other story.
I don’t do well with goodbyes. I cry at funeral scenes in MOVIES. In Avatar, I cried 5 times, and totally came unglued when she rescued him. But I’m a mush. A certifiable mush–and I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s the Secret to being me.
So I’m on the verge of tears today, and I don’t really know why. Too many emotions I guess.
I have to say goodbye to my sons teacher soon–and it kills me. She has given me hope, understanding, laughter and the kindness in her heart. She has helped my son grow, talk more, be social more and really blossom this year, for which I am forever thankful for. And because of the kindness she has shown for my son, wanting the best for him, protecting him when she can–I want to give her a gift of thanks–from my heart.
These days, school for my kids touches me, in ways I never expected they would.
My younger son starts Speech assistance next year too. I will have 1 son in full time 1st grade, and the other, part time in school too. I never thought that would happen. But that means my “little guy” is growing older too.
Now add to that–my daughter is graduating high school in June. Soon, she will be an adult, on her own and going through life’s ups and downs. (I hope there won’t be many downs). Her graduating is a big thing–it means she’s growing, getting older and the rumor is that I too, am getting older. (Everyone I’ve met recently still thinks I look 17 or 18–so I’m safe). But “your little babies” aren’t babies anymore. They’re growing up.
I just read a great blog from my friend Chris. And he attached a video clip about Love and Paying it all forward. I got teary eyed again.
But life is all about living, growing, loving and caring. So instead of throwing myself a Pity Party, and this being all about me–I want to give something to you.
Life is not so scary, when you have distractions. Caring for others, passing on a kind word–whether it’s a smile or well wishes–it doesn’t matter. Pay it forward.
I could easily “give up the ghost,” turn off the computer and shut myself down. But I think when we really feel the most confused, upset or sad–we need to turn to others. Help them. Motivate them, Inspire them, Pay Attention to them, Listen to them.
And the funny things is–by changing your focus from yourself and your problems, to others and being a Light and a Beacon for them–it rubs off on you, and suddenly, you find that your inspiration towards others, has actually inspired you as well!
This was passed to me earlier this week. And I want to share it with you as well. I need some uplifting–so I’m going to uplift all of you instead! Funny how that works isn’t it?? Giving part of yourself away actually makes you feel fuller! (You gotta love the logic in that one!)
Pay it Forward. Give something Back. Believe in yourself. Believe that whatever you can conceive, you can achieve! Even if it’s your own personal dare to make that crusty old Scrooge crack a smile–then do it!
The world is your oyster! Today will be your BEST DAY Ever!!!
Live, Laugh, Love. Another 3 simple words to live by! And thank you my friends–just by writing this, you have all made me feel better! So my thanks go to you!!!
Now enjoy this! You deserve it! —