Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rainbows = Stress Reducer

I'm pretty sure I should invest in some flippers and wear them to work instead of my shoes.  It has rained all day.  And by rain, I mean hard core down pour stuff.  The kind of rain that would melt a witch instantly.  And just when I thought it might dry up, it rained again.  Coming home from work, I joked with my mom about my car being a good fishy.  Its the truth though--today was a swimming through puddles type of a day.

So as I finally turned on to our street, relieved to be home
(it was a long day.  And super long story short, I'm struggling with some classes that I'm long term subbing for.  Some of the students are RUDE and then today we did a stress activity where they had to list what causes them stress.  Well, a handful of them wrote "The long term sub."  I wanted to tell them it was a mutual feeling.  They are totally stressing me out.  And if they would just keep their mouths shut long enough so I could explain instructions and then they could talk, life would be way happier for all of us.  But I didn't.  Instead I validated them and agreed it must be stressful having a sub that doesn't know where anything is and can't update the grades--all in the last month of school.  Then on top of that, I had to go teach in front of a school that is considering hiring me.  The principal was in the room.  The kids kept trying to be crazy--but I kept them generally under control.  Until the announcements came on the last few minutes of class and then I was basically fighting a loosing battle.)
I saw...
So it is way hard to see but there is a double rainbow going right above the Y on  the mount too.
And I was reminded that life is happy.  Even when subbing wasn't the greatest--life goes on.  I love rainbows!  They are SO beautiful and so calming.  When I look at them, I am just reminded of Heavenly Fathers love and also the Savior's sacrifice for me.  And of my baptismal covenants.  Rainbows symbolize purity and cleanliness.  It is a natural stress reducer.  This was the perfect way to end a stressful/ busy work day and even more perfect to start an evening of pj wearing and The Biggest Loser watching! :)


Becky said...

I bet you're an awesome sub. Sometimes, when I'm in a class full of hormonal, catty, annoying teenagers, I feel like the day will never end. But it always does, and going home to my little family is just like seeing a rainbow every single day.

Tricia said...

I'm so sorry about the tough classes! I actually had some issues with rudeness with a couple of the classes when I was student teaching there (I know, different groups, but probably the same grades), so I feel your pain. So glad you got a nice pick-me-up at the end of a hard day :)

Lisa said...

@Becky... That is such a fabulous insight! Going home to Casey is always the sunshine on a cloudy day... the rainbow on a rainy day... the warmth on a sunny day! :)

@Tricia... maybe there is something in the water? LoL! It is so weird--like 90% of the students= fabulous. The others though are quite a handful (to put it mildly!)

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