Saturday, March 21, 2020

Ten Happy Moments of the Week

This month I am participating in the 13th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge. Visit Two Writing Teachers for more information.

One week has passed since my school district decided to close. In many ways, it feels more like weeks, or months, or even an eternity since the last school day. In other ways, I'm feeling like it was just a short time ago that our lives consisted of the normalcy that we are all craving right now. All I can say is that this week has been a lot. A lot of emotions. A lot of change. A lot of different. I know that getting through these trying times will require a lot of gratitude and a lot of joy found in small moments.

With that said, to end this week, I am reflecting on the positive. Here are my Ten Happy Moments of the Week:
  • Driving by the ocean
  • Breaking in new running sneakers
  • Receiving texts and messages from family and friends checking in with me
  • Catching up on books in my to-be-read stack
  • Connecting virtually with colleagues and educators from across the country 
  • Finding a grocery story with ground turkey in stock
  • Enjoying the sunshine streaming through my windows on a sunny day
  • Waking up whenever I choose rather than when the alarm rings
  • Spending the day in comfy lounge clothes
  • Chatting and joking with neighbors as we stand six feet or more away from each other
I hope everyone has found their own happiness in small moments this past week.


  1. I could have made a similar list. Yesterday I took a walk in the neighborhood and chatted with a former student who has moved back to town. She moved a year and a half ago and I'm just now getting the chance to really visit with her, from a 6 foot distance. There are joys to be found. Thanks for the reminder.

    1. How nice that you are connecting with a former student. Some day, soon, we'll be able to have those connections without the 6 foot parameter!

  2. Lisa, it is hard to believe that it has only been a week since the panic began. At the end of this long week, I am grateful too. Your opening paragraph set up the introduction of a list of thanks. Keep safe and continue being grateful.

    1. Same to you, Carol! I will be practicing gratitude as much as a can in the next few weeks!

  3. Six days of no school so far. We’ve got to look for the happy moments, especially now we know we are going to have weeks... or months of this. A happy moment for me: long phone conversations with friends.

    1. What a wonderful happy moment! May you have many more in the weeks ahead!