Love Songs
A Minute to Myself (78)

Third Week of School

Another year has begun, and with it another notification that a student’s father has cancer. Another year and another family drama that should be the purview of a soap opera and not the stuff of a child’s life. Another year and another student with a father deployed in a war zone, and another with a brother deployed. And yet, another year of kids who come to school everyday, leaving aside their family dramas, big and small, and expecting to be met with respect, every day. Resilience, it’s putting on the happy face and trying to let it permeate the soul without even trying. Resilience, it’s believing, no, it’s knowing, that tomorrow will be a better day.

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That's the extraordinary ordinary of life. I think something about school concentrates and illuminates that dimension of life. I love the way you define resilience.

Midlife Slices

Well put and very thought provoking.


It still amazes me sometimes that life just keeps going.


Very well said. Sometimes all we can do is take life one day at a time. (That's how it's been feeling lately.)

Laura of Rebellious Thoughts of a Woman

It seems that we need to take one day at a time (is there any other way?), but with that image of what we hope for held up in front of ourselves so the pain might not feel so bad.


I have found that tomorrow is ALWAYS a better day!
Great post. Good luck with all you are faced with this school year.
I have faith that you will do well! ;)

Laura of Rebellious Thoughts of a Woman

Chris, I'm so glad that I am teaching three of my classes with someone else, now I need to figure out how to play well with others. There's always something.

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