Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Enjoying the Cold Weather
Yesterday I was really bummed, but I’m much better today. Thank you for all your thoughtful comments. This is what happened to cheer me up today: it’s freezing, and we’re in the middle of a snowstorm!
Isn’t that weird for a cheer-me-up thing? Well, a couple of students came to our office this morning and were NOT well dressed for the weather. We were able to outfit them with our extras.. we keep coats, hats, scarves, mittens, and gloves here for our students who don’t have proper clothing. Amazingly, here in Minnesota, there are a lot of families who can’t afford these items! These things are necessities here!
Anyway, I felt very happy being able to help these two get warm outdoor gear on and to see them trudge out to the city bus stop, well bundled and warm.
I guess it really does work to help one-on-one, on a personal level. It has given me back my positive attitude and joy in doing the little things. It also helped that the students were so receptive and cute and happy to get the stuff. Our students are the best!!
P.S. Yesterday I fell on ice and hurt my back, but that hasn't altered my happy mood today. I'm sore, but functioning just fine, thank you.