Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Reason for the Season

My mood today...I'm over it. 

Over the hustle.  Over the having plans every night.  Over the pressure.  Over teaching.  Over trying to fit everyone and everything in.

I found myself in a very fowl mood today.  Tired of everything going on.  I just wanted to crawl into bed and stay.  Until December 23rd and then resume things. 

I sat here tonight after my faculty Christmas party and thought about my frustrations and why I was so frustrated.  That's when I realized it.  I've been so lost in everything going around me, that I have forgotten the true reason for this season.  It's a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus.  And even though I might be extra busy, celebrating I will do.

My goal is to get back to enjoying all that is going on.  For the next 6 days of school, I strive to be a better teacher.  I left work today feeling like the worst teacher in the world.  And I do not like that feeling at all.  My kids do not deserve for me to take my exhaustion and frustration out on them.  They deserve my love and compassion.  They deserve to see the true reason for Christmas shining through me.

I say this, because I am sure I am not the only one feeling so frustrated.  Just remember the true reason for the busy time of the year.

1 comment:

Erin said...

I hate getting to that point, when you realize that you're taking your mood out on the kids. That's tough. It's not too late to catch yourself! *hugs*