Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Roller Coaster

Before I got out of my car to go into the school this morning, I said a prayer. I asked my Heavenly Father to help me do just ONE thing today. That one thing was to speak with a soft voice the entire day. Not that I ever yell or raise my voice but it does tend to get a little loud. It was hard but I did it. And, you know, it made a difference that everyone felt...especially me. Try it sometime. My students now know that I, like President Teddy Roosevelt, can walk softly and carry a big stick!

Things are looking up. I have come to realize that "Cybil" is in need. She needs me to be a solid foundation for her. She needs someone to be patient. I'll try super hard not to be a drama queen. :) I'll still be firm when she needs it but...my heart has softened. I may even like that little girl. (It's a given that I love her, but liking someone is a whole new level from "love". Does that make sense?) Thank you for your comments. I really do appreciate you all. They were too kind.

So, here's to a change in direction.

4 comments:

SarahLeavitt said...

Good for you Tami...that's hard to do. It's one thing to say it but it is certainly another to focus ALL day on speaking softly and DO it. You are inspirational!

Rachel said...

Yes, it does make sense!!! I love The Native's. Somedays I don't like them very much though....

emlizalmo said...

Hmmm..I may have to give that "soft voice" thing a whirl.

Abbie said...

Oh my, these last two posts make me realize 1)that you are an incredible teacher! 2) your students are the luckiest little people in Utah! 3) motherhood and teaching are SO similar! 4) teachers really are mommies 5) teachers are next to mommy as the most important person in kids' lives.

Love you.

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