“A pair of shoes can change your life. Just ask Cinderella.”

My latest purchases..What do you think??

Which shoe shall I wear today???


Incentives make the world go 'round

I had my senior assembly this week and I really wanted to acknowledge the progress my students are making and reward their efforts.  You wouldn't imagine some of the things these children encounter on a daily basis.  I make an effort to congratulate them more than scold them.  I like to believe I have created bonds with my students and showed them the importance of an education.

Here are some incentives I gave out to the students accepted to college.  They are "kissing" high school goodbye!  The top 20 GPA students received mini oreo's because they are "smart cookies."  Everyone received a certificate and you would think I gave them a million bucks.  To be praised and acknowledged in front of their peers excited them.  I'm also grateful it lit the fire under the other students who are moving a bit slow.

Make sure you acknowledge the "good" around you.  
Good behavior that is acknowledged creates an environment of those reoccurring behaviors :)


is love enough???

"If you love someone, you better prove it. Love is not a noun to be defined, but a verb to be acted upon."

Love is an amazing feeling.  It can make you smile, sing, dance, empathize, sympathize, yell, want the best for each other.  Love can make you do things - you never thought possible.

Love is an action - it is a movement.  It requires energy and thrives off of it.  
What it is given, it gives back.

Most of all - Love is important.  It is necessary.  
Love is vital to ones success, health and well being.

Do those you love know it?  Can they feel it?  Have your shown it?  How have you shown it - because remember you have to prove it rather than just say it.

Don't just talk love - you have to walk love.

I'm writing my vows and can answer yes, LOVE is enough.  
If it truly is acted upon then that is all you will ever need.

Is love enough for you?

Spring break..

is coming to an end.

Grateful to be employed and doing something that I truly love (counseling 12th grade) but I am leaving my sanctuary and I'm not too happy about it..

Lord knows I love me some Charlotte..

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and Easter.  


I ♥ these two...

♥♥♥Happy 4th anniversary to...♥♥♥

JAY-Z and Beyonce!!!

Wishing these two all the best and many, many more.  
Does anyone love them like I do??  (don't judge me!)

April 4th 1968-2012

R.I.P. Dr. Martin Luther King

44 years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr was assassinated.  Let us take a moment to reflect on his legacy.  Remember him today and forever - a life that was cut too short.

Some of his quotes that I live by and try to instill in my students of Martin Luther King High.

"A man can't ride your back unless it's bent."

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."


I think I need a PT job at....

Although I think their prices have gotten a little out of hand, 
I am falling in love with their latest designs.  
Here are my top ten faves...what do you think??

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