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?