My household has been a whirlwind this past month. Both of my children participate in fall activities that culminate in November. I threw two birthday parties. I trekked down to Atlanta for a fabulous #ASHA12 experience.
How easy it is to focus on all the busyness of life—the tasks, the schedules, the mounting laundry. When really it’s time to sit back, relax and take a moment to give thanks for all our days offer.
- Small hands: One of my most favorite aspects of working with the preschool and Kindergarten crowd is that when I pick them up from the classroom they so frequently tuck their little hand into mine. Tiny, warm and chubby—it’s like holding a smile.
- Hugs: I’ve got a little guy I discharged a few years ago that will still dash out of line to give me a hug and say “Hi, Mrs. Lewis!” regardless of who is around. What a great pick me up!
- Giggles: I saw that laughter stat again recently; toddlers laugh 400+ times a day and adults only 15. How very lucky to be in a profession that regularly exposes me to giggle fits and keeps my own levels high.
- The #SLPeeps: A common lament is that computers/media have decreased our opportunities for personal interaction, but to see the online #SLPeeps community come together in person is to experience the best kind of contradiction. Whether on a personal or professional level, and most often both, the support of these speechies is definitely a reason for thanksgiving.
Wishing you and your families a wonderful, love filled holiday and safe travels!
Take a moment to let us know what you are most thankful for this year.
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I totally agree with this post, although I wasn’t there at ASHA I felt the connection! I also love the way you described small hands.
Thanks Skye! When I see your little ones, I get nostalgic for that age. (then my daughter asks if we can go shopping for boots and I think this age is pretty great too!) Will we see you in Chicago? Kim
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