I’m the Lucky One

‘Cause your mine

That’s all I need to know

The sunshine’s everywhere we go

-Faith Hill

We had a harvest-themed spirit day on Tuesday, the last day of school before Thanksgiving break. I’m pretty sure you’ve figured out by now that I love any excuse to wear cowboy boots, a plaid shirt, and a cowboy hat. Fortunately for me, elementary students do too!

To start our day off right, we rolled a portable sound system into our rotunda so fun music would greet students as they arrived. We cranked up some Kidz Bop country tunes and danced along. As the bell rang and students headed to their classrooms, one last song came on–The Lucky One by Faith Hill.

Listening to the words, my heart filled with gratitude. I truly am the lucky one.

To work in a school where students excitedly hurry to their classrooms in the morning for a day of learning adventures with their skilled and passionate teachers.

To work in a school where relationships are top priority.

To work alongside people who recognize each other’s strengths and quirks, and who not only accept each other for who we are, but love each other all the more for it.

To eagerly head to school every day because of the positive environment we have created.

To love the people I work with so much that I want to improve every single day, and to hear them say the very same thing about each other.

To work in a school district that has tremendous community support and prioritizes “safe, valued, and loved” above all else.

To be paid to dance with students and to get hundreds of hugs a week.

To have the support of my family and friends, who see my cracks and love me anyway.

To be able to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family, and to be as excited to go back to school on Monday as I am to eat green bean casserole and watch Lions football.


I’m the lucky one.

Listen to the song HERE

Comment below–why are you “the lucky one”?

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