I love people.
Last night, talking with a friend about a ridiculous power struggle involving mutual acquaintances, I thought about how, in the end, what I try to do is just love people.
“The older I get, the more I meet people, the more convinced I am that we must only work on ourselves, to grow in grace. The only thing we can do about people is to love them.”--Dorothy Day
The power struggle involved is ridiculous and prideful on the part of the person in charge, and I thought, while I sat there, about how much I have ground down my edges in the past 4 years. How I really just try to meet people where they are and where I am and do my best.
Do my best to love them.
And when I find people who do that with me, I don't let go.
So I need to make it through April in the classroom without committing grave error. Not towards children, ever, but towards my coworkers because April is brutal in a school. No breaks, no days off, and then there's still May! It's beautiful outside and all I want to do is sit on my porch and listen to the Grateful Dead or Amos Lee and drink iced coffee from a jar in my bare feet while reading trashy novels or blogging. It isn't here yet. I want it but it's still so far away.
So I'm just going to try to love. Be easy. Ease back. Relax.
Soon it will be summer.
That's an excellent plan. And message. Just love.ReplyDelete