As I was lurking on the #AussieEd chat this morning, one of the amazing educators on the other side of the planet tweeted about doing a 21-Day Gratitude Challenge. Sounds perfect! A great way to take a moment - for me, probably at the beginning of the day - to focus on something small for which I am grateful. Doing this daily (I love that it's 21 days: the amount of time needed to create a habit) will help me get my mindset right: that despite all of the crazy beginning-of-year chaos spinning around, that I can be centered, calm, and grateful for those moments and countless others.
#AussieEd's Brett Salakas (@MRSalakas) tweeted the idea, then Loretta Wholley (@LWholley) tweeted this photo. After a bit of digging, I discovered that it is the brainchild of Dannielle Miller (@MillerDannielle) and her work as a parent: "Gratitude: A Positive New Approach to Raising Grateful Kids." Something that can help me as both a parent and a teacher? Double perfect!
It is with gratitude to my new friends at #AussieEd and hopes of spreading the good word that I am borrowing it and using it here:
Starting on the first day back at school, Monday, August 17th, and ending Sunday, September 6th, I will be tweeting daily about a seemingly insignificant thing in my life, but one for which I remain grateful. Anyone who wants to join in is more than welcome!