In Lunch Bunch, we discussed doing kind things for others during the holiday season. We made a super adorable bulletin board in C pod. If you haven't gotten a chance to see it, click here and scroll down to "We Can Light Up the World With Kindness!" to learn more.
As we roll into Winter Break, I hope you enjoy some time off with your sweet children. In light of recent events, I know that I have been holding my baby extra close and getting in as many cuddles as possible. I've also been reflecting a lot on the hardships of parenting, teaching and life in general. It can be very easy to get wrapped up in the stress and frustration of life. In the past few days, I have been really focusing on being thankful for every moment, good and bad, with my students as well as my own child. As I cleaned yogurt off my kitchen wall, I reminded myself to be thankful I can have that experience because so many do not have that anymore. When my toddler had a meltdown in the grocery store, I tried to remind myself that I am lucky to be on this emotional roller coaster with him because many had that taken from them in the blink of an eye.
If you start to feel inevitable feelings of frustration, take a deep breath, remember that every moment is precious, and be grateful for all experiences. I know it's much easier said than done, but that's my goal! I hope each and every one of you has a wonderful Winter Break full of love, laughter and precious moments with your families. Love, Angela Cardenas