Today…I am thankful for quiet.

Today, I am NOT thankful for this migraine…
One that has been plaguing me since last night.
Creeping up my neck and burrowing deep inside my head.
The pounding and throbbing, the irritating light from
outside and lights above, the sick to my stomach
pain that has not lessened throughout the day.

Today, I am thankful for my students,
who are compassionate and understanding,
flexible and willing to help.
Who are willing to work without the lights on and sans music,
to talk in hushed tones
and encourage others to move a little quieter.
Who have shown concern and been very sweet.

Today, I am thankful for my colleagues,
who have sent down medicine in the hopes of helping,
who have come down to cover one of my classes to give me some relief.
Who have offered to run to the local pharmacy to pick me up anything I might need.

Today, I am thankful for all the help.

2 responses »

  1. I cannot even imagine trying to teach my way through a migraine and still be able to find room to be thankful. This is inspiring, and I sincerely hope that your pain recedes quickly!

  2. We work in the best place in the world. Best kids. Best staff. Rest up this weekend! (PS – I woke up with one today, too! – must’ve been the grueling Social Studies work from yesterday!)

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