Thank a teacher!
Today is National Teacher's Day. I'm not one for "manufactured holidays," but I do think there are folks we need to thank in our lives, great teachers being some of them. So, if you or your kids have a great teacher that made a big difference in your life, give 'em a big thank you for all they do! It's harder work than you think!
Today is Primay Election Day so get out there, lo0ok over the candidates and issues and vote! Local issues, local money take center stage in most places. Often times, important ballot measures are decided in may while most folks are "asleep at the wheel." So, exercise an important right and get out to vote today!
Baseball was awesome last nite, all the 1st and 2nd graders showed up and had a blast. No one got hurt, everyone hit the ball, ran around and had a great time! Tonite, it's the 3rd and 4th grade team's (including a couple 2nd graders, like Ian) first game.
My sponsee shared at the noon meeting yesterday about acceptance. Needless to say we had a great meeting. His mom is suffering from dementia and he's struggling with all of the symptoms that occur and the decisions that have to be made as a result. For now she is in a nursing home, rehabilitating from a fall. but once she's strong enough, the docs are saying that she will need 24 hr a day care due to her paranoia, from the dementia. This is sad to watch. But, beyond that, the only thing he has trouble with is accepting the behaviour of his siblings. He came to my office and we spent some time together talking yesterday afternoon over pizza. Thankfully HP kept the chamber office very quiet and "visitor-free" so he could get everything off his chest.
There's nothing quite like sponsor-sponsee time together to get things in perspective for both parties. I thank HP this morning for "hooking us up" and for getting my butt to the noon meeeting on a last minute "whim."