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What I Learned This Spring

What I Learned This Spring


I've discovered that the best way for me to move forward in life is to look back. I don't keep my eyes on the past, but I try to reflect on what I learned. It's too easy to focus on what's ahead, but then I don't enjoy the everyday moments and gifts. So, here are six things I learned this spring. 1. Change is good.  I teach preschool children. Introducing the season of spring is one of my favorite times of the year. I ask my class a question.  Who can tell me something about spring? I hear answers from the mouths of excited children.…
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Debbie Petras
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What Are You Searching For?

What Are You Searching For?


When I saw the one-word writing prompt for Five Minute Friday , I knew I wanted to participate. I have five minutes to write a blog post and link up with other writers. So here goes... START It seems like I'm always searching for something. I call them the " Debbie goes down the rabbit hole " moments. I start out looking for an idea for my preschool class on Pinterest . Of course, there are so many fun things to check out while I'm there. I rationalize that I can categorize all the recipes I want to make one day, the clothes I'd love t…
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Debbie Petras
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Who Do You Influence?

Who Do You Influence?


Influence is defined as "the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself" according to dictionary.com. Influence happens to be the one-word writing prompt for Five Minute Friday. Since it's now Sunday, I'm late to the party. But that word is one that I take very seriously. START As I think back over my life, I've been influenced by many people and circumstances. Some are good and others not so good. During my childhood, my mom was always there for me. She was m…
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Debbie Petras
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