Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Today's Highlights

I wasn't at all excited to get out of bed this morning. Tuesday is one of my crazy days, and I knew it was going to be even crazier than usual because I had to drop off the van to get it fixed and find a ride to work. This song is silly, but it describes how I was feeling.

But then today ended up being a great day, so I thought I'd share some of the little things that made me happy.

1.   One of the girls in my afternoon pre-school class brought me a flower today.

2.   Another of the girls had a purple extension braided into her hair.

3.   A very shy boy in the morning class and a very shy girl in the afternoon class insisted on hugs today. The girl is almost deaf without her hearing aid. The boy cried when his mother dropped him off. You get the idea.

4.   Tonight, not only did my very underdog middle school soccer team win their first game, 5-4, each of the five goals was scored by a different player. This is the sweetest, most respectful team I have ever coached. When I came home from the first practice and told Ben how nice they were, he said, "Nice kids don't win soccer games." And I worried. And then I saw the older kids on the other teams and worried more (watching kids you care about lose = not fun). But they've learned quickly, and they play their little hearts out, and I am super happy for them tonight.

What made you happy today?


  1. LOVE that video. I think we all have those days (weeks? months?).

    Glad your day ended up with a few bright spots. One of mine included my youngest (again!) insisting we bake chocolate together. This time: brownies. Good, easy excuse for mommy/daughter bonding time.

  2. Getting my visiting teaching done for the first time since, like, June was what made me happy yesterday.

    Glad preschool went well, and how exciting that your soccer team won!

  3. Lovely post, Myrna! I'm so glad your day turned out better than you expected. I hope that Wednesday was just as good. :)

  4. Isn't it so fun watching your kids play soccer? I love it! (But my kids are still at the age when winning isn't the only reason to play, so it makes it easier.)

  5. Kids can always bring sunshine to a gray day! :-)

  6. I'm more nervous than happy today, but I am working on changing that!


  7. We love that song over here. My kids and I frequently sing it at random times. TMBG are awesome.
    Glad your day turned into a really good one. My happy moment today has been watching Braden play. It always makes me smile.

  8. Congrats to the soccer team. :)

  9. Days like that make teaching feel like a calling:)

  10. Did I mention that my kids love when you post these fun videos?!! Glad that you had a happy day!

    I know it's a little late...but the SUPER DUPER RAIN storm made me happy today!!

    Have a lovely one!

  11. Such a great list of happiness! :o)

    What made me happy? I'm still smiling from the weekend conference. It was a good one!

    Happy Monday, Myrna!