Six Things That Make Me Happy…

I was tagged with another meme…and I think my tagger might have something up his sleeve.  Terry Shay tagged me for two memes in a row which is breaking rule #43 of Meme post tagging.  I am thinking he is slick enough to see that my posts were increasingly taking on a crabby negative dark side spirit and he is making sure that there is still some joy in my life….right Terry?  😉

I am going to do three connected to school, and three personal.

1-Using my chainsaw.  We have a wood stove and I cut my own wood.  You can’t let your mind wander while using a chainsaw.  It makes me block out the rest of the world and I experience “flow.”  The process of cutting done a tree, piecing it, splitting it, stacking it, putting it in the stove to heat my family is a very satisfying job.  It is one job in my life that has a beginning, middle, and end.  Sounds kind of silly, but I am sticking with it.

2-Coming home to my family.  Seeing my wife smile and hearing the words daddy will never get old.  My wife doesn’t call me daddy, that would be my kids.

3-Being outside.  I could be on top of a mountain or walking through a city.  I am always happier when I am outside.

4-Getting an email from a past student.  Just knowing that they paused long enough to remember me is touching.

5-Having a kid get up in front of the class who previously barely spoke and blow everyone way with a presentation.  The rule is if you produce a tear in my eye you get an “A.”

6-When a student talks to me when they don’t have to.  Whether it is a deep dark secret, or just what they had for diner last night.  It makes me happy that they trusted me, or even thought of me to share.

Huh…I decided not to think and just go with the first six things and then go back and read Terry’s list. I notice some similarities between ours, and note the lack of things like cruises to the Bahamas.  Which simply means we both should go on more cruises.

Ok, here are the rules for this meme:
Link to the person who tagged you.
Post six things that make you happy along with these rules.
Then tag six others (letting them know, of course).
Let the person who tagged you know when your entry is complete.

I tag the following bloggers:

Hailey

Marnie

Sophie

Michael

Amber

Steve Moore

By the way, if you are an experienced blogger and you get tagged in the future, don’t forget to support up-and-coming bloggers and tag them.  There are some links here!

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