A calling ...

"We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims."

"Make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone."

- Buckminster Fuller

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Dogwalk in morning fog

Thank you for the fog.
The glow of streetlights bathes us.
Droplets catch the light.

For a brief moment, as Mabel happily sniffed for canine messages, I was able to drift from the press of obligations and meditate about everything that I can be thankful for, and be non-judgmental about behavior problems that come with the territory. This morning, no audiobooks -- only whir of stirred up memories, snippets about Napolean Hill's exhortations to develop the habit of "definiteness of purpose," from Think and Grow Rich, the "thank walk" episodes from Rhonda Byrn's The Secret, the jingle of Mabel's collar, and lovely visuals. Totally unfocused, and loving it!

Today, when Joe woke on his own for his first 6am baseball workout -- a miracle -- I was reminded of Tony Robbin's conclusion from Lessons in Mastery how we make major life changes in the blink of an eye, changes from Saul to Paul, where scales fall off our eyes. We will see. Consistency is the key. The kid has talent. Maybe the words of his coach and the promise of playing time spoke to him. We will see.

Hopefully, my 3:30 am wake up does not lead to afternoon fog. Can't afford it. Was cutting up manipulatives for today's discovery lesson about mathematical properties.  Was allowing my IEP goals for Justin to percolate, was worried about all that I don't know about the IEP process. 2 IEP meetings this week. Have never done this before. Major test in US History Friday. 2 major math tests next week. End of the 2nd quarter. IEP Progress Reports due. I am thankful to have a job, thankful that I can pay the bills, thankful that nothing major has slipped, thankful a childhood friend wants to renew an old friendship. Lots to be thankful for.