If you're on Pinterest as much as I am, you've probably noticed a lot of these "Keep Calm" signs lately. It seems like there's one for every profession and hobby. I'm guessing "Keep Calm and Carrying On" might be the original saying. But the sign made for teachers really speaks to me. After 10 years teaching elementary school, keeping calm during a lesson is actually kinda of second nature. If things don't go as planned during a lesson, no big deal. I adapt, move on and go back to my plan book. Patience is something I have plenty of in the classroom. Don't get my wrong there are plenty of other things that stress me out with the teaching profession (conferences and report cards just to name a few)! But delivering a lesson ...yep I'm calm.
So why am I making this saying my motto for 2012? Though I might be a patient teacher in the classroom, I could stand to use a little patience in some other areas of my life. I sweat the small stuff way too much!!!...with myself, with my kids, with my hubby, with my dog, with my house, with my blog. With just about everything! In 2012, I want to see the big picture clearly. I want to enjoy each and every small moment. I want to relax more, smile more, laugh more. In 2012, I'm going to keep calm and pretend all that life brings, is just part of some big lesson plan!
Wishing you a very blessed and peaceful New Year!