Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Small Moments

momentFrom the Fall Blog Challenge by Melanie Holtsman, last week’s topic is about Small Moments

Challenge: Sometimes your day is not about the planned events but instead it's the small moments that make us think, reflect and savor what we are doing/learning. Tell about a small moment you had this week and what you learned or experienced in that moment.

I got behind on this challenge because my hubby has been experiencing health problems and we had to deal with it last week. The doctors saw something on his chest xray and sent him for a CT scan. Then we were referred to a pulmonologist. Of course all this has been scary for us and the fear of the unknown is pretty hard to deal with. Well, the pulmonologist basically told us that he couldn’t tell us anything. Whatever is in my husband’s body could be nothing or it could be pretty bad but the only thing we can do is watch it and wait. They will do another scan in a year to determine if any changes have taken place. Since my hubby is not feeling bad, we hope that this is nothing. But if it is something, then he will begin to feel bad.

We ended up sitting down and discussing this. Since we can’t do anything about it, we have decided we will live our lives as we have been doing which is enjoying each day and making sure we are living it to the fullest. No one knows what the future may bring but we should be doing the best that we can. We plan to enjoy each other and our friends and family as much as we can. By being more aware of the possibilities, we need to make sure we take nothing for granted and appreciate everything we have more.

Posted on the Successful Teaching Blog by loonyhiker (successfulteaching at gmail dot com).

Original image: 'Sailing to a Key West Sunset'
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43204851@N00/35185032 by: Asten


Melanie Holtsman said...

Wow. Your small moment was so big. I'm sorry for the health scare and I hope he gets the best of news in a year's time. But your post reminds me that we really should live our lives and moments to the fullest and not wait to do what we really want to do. I'll be squeezing more out of my moments this week due to your post. Thank you!

Miss Tyneal said...

I am sorry about your health scare. Thoughts and prayers for you and your husband.

It absolutely is the small things. In teaching and life - we need to be cognizant of the small things.

A new student transferred into our district a few weeks ago and turned the school upside down. He is severely ED in a rural ND district...where many teachers have never experienced behaviors.
This week I have been trying to master reading the child before a meltdown. I anticipated one coming as an unexpected transition happened, and all was well - no meltdowns had. At that moment I let out my held breath and loved life and all our hard work!

Cheryl Oakes said...

I am also doing the Challenge with Melanie, so I am really glad I saw your post about Rocky Road and then kept reading. Thanks for the podcast nomination, I will mention it Thurs. night. We love having live listeners at Seedlings! Larry Ferlazzo will be with us this week.
Your small moment is a reminder to always look at the glass as half full. You make my day each day with your Welcome of the Day! Keep on! Make each moment something special. Thinking of you. Peace