Hi! My name is Sarah and I like warm hugs!

I am literally on a high after a little delivery I made today. The Girls on the Run team at Bearden decided on not 1, not 2, but 3 community service projects this fall. One of those was collecting warm winter coats for children in need. I suggested Pond Gap, a school in which I…

Outlet

“out”- moving or appearing to move away from a particular place, especially one that is enclosed or hidden “let”-not prevent or forbid “outlet”-a means of expressing one’s talents, energy, or emotions I am fascinated by this word, outlet, a word that’s been speaking to me lately for some reason. While I’m stopped at red lights,…

The sun will come out tomorrow…

Brody, age 10, was just belting this out on an early Saturday morning out of the blue. While playing on the iPad and hanging in the kitchen, he just started singing. This song brings such hope, but also such powerful memories for me. When this movie was first released, we loved it. The kids and…

Add some sprinkles and you’ve got a party!

Add some sprinkles and you’ve got a party! My roomie at school, Mrs. Alton, suggested I make this a bumper sticker when we were reflecting today over the joy of sharing Christmas cookies. You see, sprinkles and sugar cookies go a long way! Aldi helped me out with a tasty, festive platter of cookies today…

Gratitude

  Gratitude is not something we have to store up until Thanksgiving day. It’s not a feeling we need to recognize for a couple weeks in November. And, it’s not just written on cute little turkey feathers. “thankful”- glad that something has happened or not happened, that someone or something exists “gratitude”-readiness to show appreciation…

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure!

Normally, I don’t get emotional at work but today was an exception. I do hear sad news, sometimes heartbreaking, news daily. Today was really no different except that what moved me, what made me emotional, was actually something so happy. You see, I work with one amazing woman who deeply cares and does all she…

‘Who’s the One Who Likes to Play!?’

Bing Bong! Bing Bong! This is my ‘guidance’ class response this year. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, you haven’t seen Inside Out, a Disney film by Pixar. It is great! But, I’m not here to give a movie review. You’ll have to see for yourself how it helps us understand that…

Goodbye Summer….

Time flies when you’re having fun, and summer is coming to an end. Sad, just sad. We aren’t quite ready for rushed mornings, exhausted mama-counselor, homework, and having to remember what day of the week it is! “Did you have a good summer?”, people may ask. Have I ever had a bad summer!? When you…

Singing in the Rain

This afternoon was one of those sweet, innocent, impromptu fun moments. While talking to my mom on the phone, I heard the front door open. It wasn’t until I heard a distant screaming and singing that I realized my two crazy kids were skipping down our street in the pouring rain. No shoes. Pouring rain. All the…