Life is only a reflection of what we allow ourselves to see and sometimes you just need a break, in a beautiful place, alone, to figure everything out. In these hard times when a pandemic has hit us, it is an opportunity for each one of us to ponder and reflect on our strengths and shortcomings, it is a time for building and nurturing the almost taken for granted relationship – our family. This race has been adjourned momentarily so let’s pause and reflect. If you don’t come out of this lockdown with a new skill, more knowledge and better health and fitness; you never lacked time. You lacked discipline.

In an article I read years ago, Mother Teresa had stated, “What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” For when you have each other, you have everything!

Regardless of how much we look forward to and need some summer break time, there’s also a part of us that will miss our students for little and for big reasons. One of my favorite parts of teaching is that I get to hear the funny things kids say and do every single day… the kind of things you can’t make up. It’s so sweet when a student takes the time to make a card or a drawing. I have a special spot to display these on my teacher board. Plus, I enjoy bringing the book to life. With this lockdown, I feel so awful, missing those warm, pleasant and squishy hugs; but yet again, thanks to technology, we get to see our students
either through the synchronous or asynchronous means!

So, this is an ideal situation where we are all isolated, alone with our thoughts, and a lot of time on our hands to reflect on what is going on around us. And in the midst of chaos, keep stillness inside of you!







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