With that being said- I have honestly been working for a few years now on how to change this trait...and let me tell you it's not easy!!! Especially in teaching- I tend to find the negative before the positive. There are always negative situations that arrive during a school year, especially during a the beginning of the year and it is so easy for me to get caught up in that negative web. It's easy to get sucked into the gossip or the rut of the day to day or even just plain complaining.
This year, however, I am reading "The Energy Bus"- and although my progress is slow- I am at least "aware" of my attitude and some of the things I can do to change it!! I have to embrace each new day as a blessing from above and be thankful for what I have. My attitude will show through to my students, my co-workers, administration, husband, daughter etc.
I am coming to realize that this is my life and my path- no dress rehearsal! This is it and I have to make the best of it! I am trying my best to find a positive in every situation that I encounter!
So for today 3 things I am thankful for:
-my beautiful daughter (she truly puts a smile on my face no matter what)
-my ever supportive husband (he is amazing, enough said)
- my class ( I have a great group this year- I got to loop about half of them from last year and I have to admit it is nice having the majority of the class now how I run things)
What do you do to keep a positive attitude? How do you drive your Energy Bus?