Saturday, March 1, 2014
CELEBRATE This Week XX
I'm glad you are here to celebrate! For more information, check out the CELEBRATE This Week page. Please use #celebratelu to share.
I'm celebrating sunshine! It's been impossible to miss this week and even though it's cold, the sun is warm and bright and chases away the grey
I traveled to the WRITE TO LEARN conference this week. Since there wasn't a close airport, I decided to drive instead of fly. A few weeks ago, my friend Heidi volunteered to travel with me so I could make it home for school on Friday. (We arrived home at 2:00 am and I went to school yesterday then crashed last night. This is the reason Celebrate was up late today. Oops!)
Heidi and I had a great time, filling the car with all kinds of conversation and laughter. I was blessed by her friendship.
I found this little friend in my mailbox at school from a friend. It's a reminder that life isn't something we travel alone. On the card was written, "I'm glad we are part of the same flock."
It's been a week when I've realized the true blessing of friendship. (Thank you everyone who commented on Sam's book review -- he felt your encouragement!) I'm sure this topic of friendship is going to influence some of my 40 stories.
There were a great group of teachers in my preconference session at WRITE TO LEARN, and we wrote, talked, and celebrated together. A group of Elsie's friends sat at the front table. Their energy filled the room and was contagious.
Chris Lehman was also leading a preconference session in a room the floor below me. We were able to squeeze in a few chats over lunch and at the end of the conference. I'm grateful for the professional connections I have and the way conversations naturally happen when you are around people with similar beliefs and convictions. I admire Chris's conviction to keep reading genuine and real -- not contrived and "worksheet-ed."
Looking forward to celebrating together!