1. Snow Days. I just had an unexpected day off from work due to the snow earlier this week and this time to myself was a beautiful thing. Peaceful. Restful. Creative. I moved at my own pace, relaxed with coffee, and created some wonderful mosaics if I do say so myself :)
2. Young artists working with paper mache. Nothing better then to watch 7 year olds slowly create a fantastic 3-D animal mask out of paper mache. The mess, the discoveries and the excitement...the best!
3. Gratitude. Being grateful and having peers grateful for what you do is always a beautiful thing. I recently had a second grade teacher recognize me at a staff meeting to compliment what I do. It was really much more but I won't get into it here.....it really put a smile on my face. The public acknowledgement of her gratitude in turn made me so very grateful for this recognition.