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What I Learned This Summer 2019

What I Learned This Summer 2019


At the end of each season, I like to take some time to reflect. Was there something new I learned and would like to share with others? Did something not work for me? There's always good and not so good. I made the choice years ago to be a life long learner. "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."  George Santayana, writer, and philosopher 1. It is much too hot in Phoenix during the summer.  Yes, I realize we have a dry heat, but triple-digit temps are hot regardless. Since working as a teacher, I love that I get to ta…
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Debbie Petras
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Five Minute Friday: Middle

Five Minute Friday: Middle


It's F ive Minute Friday , and I decided to join in and link up. We are given the word and get to write for five minutes flat. This week our word is MIDDLE . GO: Being in the middle is comfortable for me. After all, I'm the middle child in my family. However, I never really hid behind the scenes growing up. My congenital heart defect and subsequent surgery brought me front and center. But, I didn't necessarily like the attention it brought. Even to this day, I sometimes prefer to blend in the middle of the crowd. But, then I remember that God c…
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Debbie Petras
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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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