I woke up this morning feeling yucky. How I wished I could curl back up and sleep some more. However I needed to go to work. I dragged myself out of bed and did some backstretches and I could just feel I was grumpy. I tried to focus on what kind of gift I could give today but I just wanted to be by myself. This was not going to happen because I teach first grade. I started my morning with my first graders and several kids forgot their reading books. Really…..how do their parents expect me to teach them reading when they do not send back their reading materials. I continued to be a grump. Then I read today’s Bible story to the children, Jesus Loves the Little Children, you know the one where Jesus is tired and the disciplines tell the parents that Jesus is to tired to see their children. However Jesus says, no let the children come to me. After we talked about the story and what it means to us, I decided that I needed to shake off my grumpiness.
I decided that my gift today would be to work through my issues with a SMILE because that is what Jesus would do. As the day went on I noticed that I was in a good mood and had more energy. It turned out to be a great day!