These are some of my favorite people, and I knew none of them only three years ago. From these ladies I have learned a lot of things about how to be happy. I have learned about hard work. Team work. The common good. They have introduced me to a part of myself that I am still getting acquainted with. Most days when I walk into the classroom I feel full of purpose and full of wonder. And God has walked with me here and there over these past few years. When I found myself struggling with a certain boy at the beginning of the year I prayed for a change of heart, and I had one. I have been able to find good things to see in my little friend. I see him like He might. I see potential and I see a little crushed spirit. I like to think that I have been able to see some of his goodness because God has let these wonder women see the best in me. It only seems fair.


Lara Neves | May 21, 2009 at 11:32 PM

It is so wonderful to be surrounded by such great people. And I love what you said about the little boy you struggled with. I have really been trying to see the people I struggle with in my own life the way Heavenly Father does. It helps so much.

Melanie Jacobson | May 21, 2009 at 11:34 PM

This reminder is something I needed for working with some of the challening little Cub Scouts I have with special needs.

MakingChanges | May 21, 2009 at 11:37 PM

Can I join this group? Sounds like you are surrounded by some fabulous ladies. We all can use that as often as possible I think!

val of the south | May 21, 2009 at 11:57 PM

I have 3 very high maintenance cub scouts I've really been struggling with - thank you for the reminder - I need to look beyond.

Linde | May 22, 2009 at 10:34 AM

It is great to work with such good people. They really do help you see the good after a really hard day. Glad you enjoy your job so much!!

Connie | May 22, 2009 at 1:57 PM

Oh Karen, I feel the same about you. What a wonderful friend you are. I have learned so dang much from you and am looking forward to working with you again next year.

What a team we have all been!

Kimberly Vanderhorst | May 22, 2009 at 6:07 PM

Friends like that are such a gift. Sometimes I feel like I have too many - aren't such wonderful people supposed to be rare?

Heidi | May 23, 2009 at 5:30 PM

The "little crushed spirit" line gets me in the gut. He's lucky to have you!

Heather of the EO | May 23, 2009 at 7:25 PM

Your perspective always leaves me kind of astonished. You are just truly good, Kazzy. I'm so glad to know YOU.

wendy | May 24, 2009 at 5:28 PM

Hey --is that a Canadian Flag I see in the background!!!!

CHERRANNE | May 25, 2009 at 2:04 AM

:-D This is cool, Kaz. This is just the lesson of life, isn't it? :-)

charrette | May 28, 2009 at 1:03 AM

I think this job is one of the best things that has happened to you! I love those women...and I don't even know them!

Anonymous | May 28, 2009 at 8:53 PM

Crazy how spending weekdays in close proximity with ladies brings you closer than ever -- my aides feel like my best friends, and never knew each other 3 years ago!