Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Today's Gratitudes #SOL17 Day 21

I am participating in the Slice of Life Story Challenge (SOLSC; #SOL17) 
hosted by Two Writing Teachers
Each day for the month of March I will be posting a "Slice of Life". 
Please feel free to stop back and check out my other posts here.

I sat down at the computer an hour ago, but no writing has happened. Well, except for a few comments on other slicers's posts.

Instead, I have spent this time wandering the internet. I ordered my daughter's dance costumes. I scrolled through Facebook. I read some great teaching inspiration & ideas on Twitter. I read through lots of slices; caught up in interesting stories, teaching ideas, writing inspiration.

Even after this exploration, I have no ideas (or too many) for a "slice". That one event or memory is not standing forth to be written tonight.

Instead, I will take my inspiration from reflectivewriter's post Today's Gratitudes.

Today's Gratitudes

Sleeping In- I did not sleep all that late today. But it was later than usual on a schoolday. And that was enough. My children have been waking up on their own, and that is MUCH more pleasant than having to fight them to get up on time!

Movies- We've watched several as a family over the past few days & it's been lovely! Today the kids & I joined my sister and went to the theatre to see the new Beauty & the Beast. It was fantastic. My smile was wide through most of it...though that was peppered by even my 6 & 10 year olds' pronouncements of  tears shed over "the sad parts". We've also watched a bunch at home: Moana, Beauty & the Beast (animated), Beetlejuice, Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows...

Time to Read- We've taken time to read each day & it's been so nice. I finished a few books and continued a few others. My kids have each enjoyed some of their own as well. It's such a joy to have time to read!

My family- They drive me crazy at times, but I wouldn't trade them for a second. They are smart, insightful, creative, considerate (most of the time), caring, and FUNNY. They make me laugh out loud and life without them would be quite boring.

Being Connected- This SOLSC. Twitter. Facebook. Blogs. Webinars. I LOVE the ability the internet gives up to be connected with so many across so many miles. I have connected with, learned from, been inspired by people that I otherwise would never have encountered thanks to this connected community!


  1. sounds like a great list- especially not having to wake up the kids!! Enjoy!

  2. For starting out with "no idea", your post turned out lovely! Gratitude is a wonderful reflection. I share two of your thankfulness ideas: sleeping in and reading! I've had more time on SB for both, and I never take a moment of it for granted! :)

  3. Oh, Beauty and the Beast! I LOVED LOVED LOVED this film! THis surprised me because I am not really a Disney lover. My daughter was so happy I loved the movie because she is a Disney lover! She was even lucky enough to have an Internship with the mouse!

  4. Krista,
    It's so important to state what we're grateful for. It's so easy to focus on the negative. You have inspired me to try a gratitude post for the first Tuesday SOL in April.