Part of me understands that each child is facing his or her unique challenges. Yet still, it was hard to find a place in my heart where I could feel compassion for this other student and try to send them love.
I sometimes feel as if I’m on a roller coaster of emotions. As they say, “Two steps forward, one step back.”
In the end, it’s still progress. There was a time when we saw little progress, so celebrate every step forward.
You can imagine my surprise then when I let one comment – four little words – drive me crazy. In fact, that comment stayed with me for a good 24 hours, and it took a while for me to calm down.
The more I focus on acknowledging my emotions and asking myself what changes I could do to make myself feel better, then the more I look to my emotions as a compass.