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i do not actually care…*

*About petty bullshit (well most of the time).

Month

November 2016

That gratitude thing.

#365gratitudeWorkmates who are friends, and yummy food! #gratitude

Last night I celebrated the birthday of my beautiful friend. I am so lucky to have had the opportunity to work with, and get to know, her and our fellow teammates this year, as they have quickly become friends as well as coworkers! 

We enjoyed a lovely night of conversation, laughter, and amazing Korean food, all of which was much needed; having recently lost our amazing teammate Chris, it was the first time we had all socially been together again, and we definitely all noticed the hole her absence leaves in our lives.

Allowing ourselves to feel her physical presence missing, but at the same time knowing she was there with us ‘in spirit’ gave me a deep sense of gratitude. I am very glad to have these amazing women touch my life, and I am a better person having met them all.

I might not share it every day, but I try to identify something each day that I am grateful for, the crapper my day has been, the more important it is to do so!

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#bethelight

On the 17th of October I shared the following on Facebook:

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On Friday I shared the following reading from the Gospel of Matthew, which was prayer at our school assembly that morning. 

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” 

It struck many of us there, how much the organising teacher embodied that message. Such a kind, generous, hardworking woman, who always had time to for others. Someone who I don’t think I had a conversation with where she didn’t make me laugh, or where I didn’t walk away feeling a little bit good about myself. I have been so privileged to have such a special person as part of my amazing team this year.

Today, I still cannot fathom how someone so full of light, and love, and life could have been taken from us so abruptly. My heart just breaks for her beautiful family, and I am so sad for our students to have lost such a wonderful role-model, who always guided by example. Our St Pat’s family is devastated. But I am so proud of how supportive and caring everyone has been, as we slowly pick up the pieces. We are truly blessed to have one another, and to have had Chris in our lives. 

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A month on, and the grieving process continues. Our workplace has been an amazingly supportive place to be. Leadership down, but also person to person. We take in turns looking after each other. Our parent community check in on us. Our students are so strong and gentle and caring and special. We have officially mourned her passing and celebrated her life, and now we go on, each day getting easier, or smacking down on us hard, but continuing on.

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