Week 18: Gingerbread & Rainbows

I did not expect the world to end today. However, it did feel different this morning. The sunrise was spectacular. A full rainbow danced across the sky. Happy laughter floated through the halls, a sweet friend and coworker newly engaged. Kids with sticky fingers and smiles as they constructed gingerbread houses. So much excited energy for winter break.

I was presented with a lesson today. Sometimes we need to embrace things as they are instead of fighting for control. I forget this when I teach sometimes, expecting students to act a certain way instead of gently guiding them in a mutually agreeable direction. I’m learning.

12/21/12 will go down as a good day in my book. Struggles, messes, laughter, and beautiful skies.

“Please Mrs. M, can’t you stay just ten minutes longer?”

Those after school words mattered most of all.




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6 thoughts on “Week 18: Gingerbread & Rainbows

  1. kingmidget says:

    β€œPlease Mrs. M, can’t you stay just ten minutes longer?”

    That’s beautiful right there. With kids that age, ten minutes is a lifetime.

  2. Kozo says:

    Beauty is everywhere, isn’t it, Olivia. Thank you for this wonderful reminder to embrace the now.
    I can’t believe how vertical that rainbow is. I also like the gummi bear guards. yum.

    • oliviaobryon says:

      Friday was a good reminder for me, too. And, that rainbow was amazing. I wish I could have captured the whole thing– others in the area did, it spanned the entire sky in a huge arch. The largest and most complete rainbow I have ever seen! This might sound funny, but the fact that it burst out of our playground felt like the world was returning to be as it should, where schools are happy places with rainbows and gingerbread houses πŸ˜‰

  3. This post just makes me smile. πŸ™‚

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