The past few days I've had several conversations that I REALLY needed to have. It's like the Universe served me up a big platter of Good Advice with a healthy side of So-Pay-Attention-to-This. Thank you, Universe!
One of these conversations just happened on our morning walk. Kathy has been talking lately about some of the challenges facing her school this year--which is why her principal asked all the teachers in their faculty meeting last night to list ten things they like about teaching there. And they all did. Because they could. They could all find things they liked. And the exercise was a useful reminder of that.
This is not (cliche alert!) rocket science. And if you're in a certain kind of cynical mood, it's easy to go pffft! Whatever! But the fact is that choosing to be positive while handling difficult situations (which is not the same thing as going into denial) makes you feel better.
Although sometimes denial works, too . . .