All It’s Cracked Up to Be

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “All It’s Cracked Up to Be.”

Recently I taught a workshop/professional development to the pre-k teachers with whom I work (or have worked) directly for many years. As someone who is looking to get into public speaking on a regular basis, I welcome–and seek–opportunities such as this.

At first I felt overwhelmed while drafting the workshop, especially since I had only a small window in which to prepare. I took a step back, trusted what I know and started putting down ideas. Once those were down, organizing them into a PowerPoint was easy.

I presented simple, practical, very easy-to-incorporate strategies to support the theories. I used my experience in a no-nonsense, try-not-to-overthink-this manner, so that teachers wouldn’t feel overwhelmed by all the info I shared. They were kindly responsive and seemed to get what I was showing them. Not only did all go VERY well, they were pleased with getting out almost 45 minutes early om a Friday afternoon.

Thanks for this prompt, Michelle W! 🙂

PEM: Team Rosebush or Team Thornbush?

A belated Happy Father’s Day to all those wonderful guys out there doing the best they can with the challenge of raising their little and big ones. An awesome undertaking no matter what the stage!

On a Positive Energy Monday I’ll be brief:  just sharing about perspective from a framed saying I bought for my mom while I attended a retreat during my teenage years. I guess it’s been the way I look at life, and maybe always have.

The quote reads:

I can complain because rosebushes have thorns or rejoice because thornbushes have roses.

I’m definitely a “thornbush with roses”  kind of girl.

How about you?

Have a great day!

Joanna