Thursday, May 23, 2013

Friday's Special Moment of Gratitude

Well the journey continues.  Clouds, skies, and more clouds.  When I put this picture on the computer I realized that all of the trees were leaning to the right.  When I write everything goes to the right as well. It is a good thing that all of the students that I taught handwriting to years ago are probably using computers.  I did my best to model good handwriting but ............

I am trying to get over my reluctance to change my work so I decided to change my trees to mountains.  When I put the picture on the computer the mountains looked a little too pink but sitting on my desk it does not look pink at all.  So the computer is good for helping you to write straight but can turn gray mountains into pink.  Which is good to know.  Even a computer is not perfect! 

We have had beautiful weather this week and for that I am so very grateful.  But I know that for many others the weather has been very harsh.  My thoughts and prayers go out to the people in Oklahoma.  Years ago when I was first married we lived through a tornado.  We were young and naive and slept through it.  When we woke up there was devastation all around us.  It is something I will never forget.  We live in a state where we frequently experience tornados and I know what it is like to be in a school with 600 students who are in the halls waiting for the tornado to pass.  Luckily, it always changed direction before it got to us but it was terrifying for everyone as we waited to see what was going to happen. It is something none of us will ever forget. As I look back on those experiences, I am grateful for all of the wonderful students, teachers, and parents who came together to support each other.  When life gets tough, it is the support of the people around us who make it a little easier.  And for that I am always grateful. 

I hope that everyone has a very wonderful Memorial Day weekend filled with only very special moments.

                                  Linking to Paint Party Friday and Creative Every Day


  1. I love it when I realize that I can completely cover up/change something in a painting! It's very empowering!

    Happy Paint Party Friday!

  2. I love them both, and trees can do that if the wind tends to blow that way mostly, depending where they are located!


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