Last Wednesday, I had the opportunity to attend a Louisville Bats game and buffet dinner. The event was to celebrate a successful 2014 YMCA Annual Campaign.
The fellowship with people who have become an extended family for me was amazing. I spent the most time with spinning and running buds Robie and Steve. We got on the topic of this book called Learning to Dance in the Rain.
I ordered it Friday from Amazon and received it Sunday. (Way to go USPS!)
I was able to apply a mindset of gratitude as soon as I walked into my classroom/computer lab today. The Smoodents were complaining about how wet they were and all the rain. My reply was, “I’m glad its not snowing.”
I told them we should play “The Glad Game” which is one of the nine tips for dancing in the rain. No matter if you are going through a dark cloud, sprinkles, thunderstorms or a hurricane these steps help you see things differently:
♡ Be thankful for what didn’t happen.
♡ Leave your troubles at the door.
♡ Look for the lesson in every trial.
♡ Make gratitude a habit.
♡ Express gratitude.
♡ Teach others how to be grateful.
♡ Create your own future.
If my only purpose in being a campaigner for the Y was to hear about this book and be able to apply it, then I am grateful for the opportunity. It couldn’t have come at a better time.
I want to jump ahead and express how grateful I am to have a strong and supportive Mother in my life who has my back no matter what! A co-worker/friend of mine always said, “You should give a person their flowers while they are living.”
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