I'm thinking about the day I wanted to sub, but couldn't because I was sick and I was so sad and upset about not being able to teach that day. I'm thinking about yesterday and today and that there were two job offers yesterday and four job offers today and I calmly, purposely, said, "No thanks...I'm taking care of my son." I would like to have that kind of attitude toward myself when I am sick...just happy to be with myself...just happy to take care of myself. I can learn from this.
I mean, look at this cat. He says, "no thanks" every single day, and he doesn't make one excuse. He just yawns and stretches and tucks his head in, and that is that. Here is the cat this day...happy to be in a room heated by the woodstove...cozy and warm and quiet. I can learn from him, too.