Friday, February 27, 2015

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   Happiness is...

    ♥Moving your classes to a different building, with more space, more room to breathe and laugh and walk across the floor without tripping over some seventh-grade boy's oversized cowboy boot. Feeling the stress that has soaked into your soul from weeks of crowding and worrying ebb away like the last remains of the tide.

 ♥School cancelled. Sleep or celebrate. God bless.
    A text message recieved this past Monday, due to a quarter of an inch of snow. My fellow Yankees, you are entitled to a good hard laugh.

   ♥Laughing so hard it hurts over something that wouldn't have been funny, had it occurred at eleven thirty on a Friday night.

   ♥Texting your dad. Seeing him tell you he loves you, with five exclamation points. *Smile.*

   ♥Finger painting with your second and third graders. What am I gonna do without them?

    ♥A baby calf struggling on shaky feet to her mama's side in the dawn of a Texas morning. Cuteness by definition.

    ♥Hearing that good old Southern drawl twenty-four seven. I'm addicted.

   ♥Dairy Queen with three awesome people late on a weekend night. Never mind that we probably gained about five pounds apeice devouring MooLattes and Holitos....

   ♥Jesus. What would I do without His love to hold me up when my own strength won't do the trick? Not that it ever could. Lord, I want You. I love Your love and the knowledge that I can see Your fingerprint putting the pieces of my life together. Something I couldn't have done on my own, no matter what kind of hand the world lent me.

  Life is amazing, crazy, tough, but worth the tears, because He gave it to me. Lord, help me to make it matter.

               It's time to smile.