Tell Me Something Good

If ever there was a time we needed to focus on good things it would be now. Last week was filled with so much sadness with the Boston Marathon bombing and the horrible explosion in West, Texas. I cannot understand such hatred. I don't understand how people can be purposefully cruel. But watching the video replays you see so many people running toward the explosion to help. There are so many radio announcements for ways to help West here in Austin. Farley posted about this shirt and my entire team and I purchased one. 100% of the proceeds go to the West, Texas Victim Relief Fund.

My thoughts and prayers go out to all those in Boston and West. {Insert big puffy heart here}

I must admit I feel a little selfish being in my own personal funk last week and having a daily pity party over trivial things. (I was upset about my brand new washing machine leaking all over the floor, some electrical issues that caused all of the light bulbs to burn out in my new dining room light within about five minutes, and the fact that I have no idea where one of my favorite shirts is. ) Today I hope you'll link up with me and focus on all the good. 


Tell me at least one good thing from home and one good thing at school.

At Home:

I have multiple good things: A friend's three year old was in the hospital, but thankfully has been released and is doing very well!

I have a girls trip coming up this weekend. I need some time with my best girl friends! 

I really WILL have my own space for a desk in this house! Wahoo! And I really WILL make sure it has glitter paint! (Yes, really.) We have a funky closet upstairs and I loved the idea of putting a desk inside! I got that idea via Pinterest, of course.

At School:

My class is full of kids with the biggest hearts. We got a new student just two weeks ago. She is very shy, but my kids jumped right in and made her feel welcome. But last week she wasn't able to come to school because she broke her arm so badly. Unfortunately it's her writing hand that is in a cast. I was worried about how we would get things done and how I could make sure she was still able to do work and worries are gone because as soon as she walked in this morning another student stopped unpacking her own backpack to help our new student. As soon as she was seated a sweet boy from my class pulled his chair up next to hers to help her with her morning work. "You tell me what answer you want me to write, ok?" I did not ask my kids to do this. They are just THAT sweet and kind. All the time. I'm so blessed to have this group of students in my life! 

That whole incident this morning reminded me that there is more good than bad. People really are kind and have good hearts! 

I would love for you all to link up!


  1. Thanks for this linky! We all need some positivity because it is so easy to get bogged down by negative things. It sounds like you have a wonderfully sweet class!
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  2. What an awesome idea for a linky! Our district went to school dressed in red and JEANS as we collected donations for West yesterday. The atmosphere felt fo different as we all united to support a common cause!

    A+ Firsties

  3. Thanks for sharing the linky! I love that it makes me focus on the good and not the bad that can drag us down these days!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

  4. Oh Darn, I missed this when it first posted ... our one-day blitz for West exploded with donations Monday ... and our trailer arrived there and unloaded JUST before FEMA arrived and started rerouting donations to Austin ... now THAT'S something good!


  5. I LOVE this linky and focusing on the good! My kiddos are so kind this year as well! I'm so glad your kids stepped up and helped out your new little one!

  6. Thanks for hosting this! I needed to focus on what has been going good this week! Your kids sound like such sweeties to just jump in and start helping out the little girl!

    Fun in ECSE

  7. I LOVE this linky! I hope it's one that you do again! I'm your newest follower!

    Ms. Cranfill's Class