Monthly archive for March 2004

If It Is Worth Doing…

Commit your works to the Lord, And your plans will be established. – Proverbs 16:3 My Dad loved to motivate with “snippy” sayings. I never thought they were very effective; actually, I thought they were annoying. One that he loved to say (he was a do it right the first time kind of man) was: “If it is worth doing, it’s worth doing right!” I didn’t realize until graduate school that I had “heard” more than I thought. Several of my friends were in the same class and we had a major research paper due the next day. The paper was far from finished, but they wanted to take the night off and turn in the paper late. The words of my father echoed in my mind, “If it’s worth. . .,” so I stayed and finished the paper. It was one of the few times I ever remember writing

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Hey, Look At Me!

Each Wednesday morning my Pre-Kindergarten class takes an hour swim in our nice and warm indoor swimming pool. These youngsters love swimming day. They delight in the fact that they could not stand up in the pool last year, but have grown so much they can now stand and walk around in the shallow end of our pool. They are constantly screaming with excitement, “Ms. Beverly, Look at me!” They smile when I tell them they are doing a good job and how proud I am of them. All of my students will ask me to look at them at least five times each during that hour swim. I am only the lifeguard while they are in the pool, and recently, I thought I would turn the tables on them. I said, “Hey, Look at me,” then just stood there with my whistle in hand. They looked at me with

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