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On Optimism:


As a cancer survivor, I can assure you that the only

thing that saved me was a small voice inside of me that

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I can't get home

Maybe with a drone, certainly not even my trusty Subie with a car seat, would venture out in this weather. Sheets of ice, some obvious, some hidden, lurking.

Even walking like a penguin, I can't manage going out the door at the moment. 

My big poodle slipped on the ice today, and several of our friends. So obviously it makes sense to just stay put, read a good book, hang out on Twitter. Luckier this time, power is on. Makes one appreciative.

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I consider myself fairly effective at my job. On most occasions I am able to connect with children and have a positive impact on their day. But there are times, no matter how hard I try, I just can't seem to connect. And it frustrates me. I know I shouldn't take it personally. But I do, because that is how I am wired.

Then again, I've done this long enough to know that some children respond better to certain people. I'm okay with that. As long as I know that each child has that person. Yet, what do we do when we realize that a particular child has yet to find that person with whom they can connect? That person that they respond to. That person that brings out the best in them.

That was definitely the case with one such child at the beginning of this school year. This year was starting off just like last year ended up. Not well. This young man would become angry and oftentimes he had good reason to be. But once he did, he would lock up and not let us in. It was very frustrating. I tried and tried and still I could not connect with him.

And to this day I still haven't.

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