This morning when I woke up it was pretty rainy and windy. I got up very early because I am much more of a morning person than anyone in my house. It is so nice to have some quiet time to do whatever I want!

One of the things that I have been really trying to do each morning is to write in my gratitude journal. I know that right now there are many people struggling, but I have said that there is something so positive about this time as well. I am so grateful for this time to do things a bit differently with my students. Due to the fact that we are doing virtual learning, it is giving me more of a chance to try out things that I probably would not have in the classroom. It seems like we are having a bit more fun interacting in a new way. For my family it has been great as well because we are spending more quality time together. Even though there have been meltdowns and times of tears, we are doing things together that this typically busy time of year would not allow.

So take the time to jot down at least 5 things that you are grateful today. Get a fancy journal or just write it on a pad of paper. If you are creative, then draw sketches of the things that make you happy. However you decide to do, take some time to live in the positive. I guarantee that you will start your day on much more positive note!

Click here to see my latest mindful moment video! (I apologize for the sound issues! Still trying to work out the kinks!)

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