Sunday, November 6, 2011

The “Good-Bad-Good” analogy...

It boggles my mind how fast paced, how unpredictable and how often (not always) but how often a single day can encompass a million different emotions. Bring out all your good and bad sides, have you laughing, crying, pissed off beyond words, flabbergasted, excited, contempt, bored, scared, strong....Those days are truly the best.

That was yesterdays day:

-when you catch yourself smiling because you walk by three grungy boys singing, playing guitars and tambourines on St. Laurent when its 5 degrees outside.

-when the thought of taking a bus for 20 minutes is making your tummy cringe but when you get off the bus you meet up with a friend you have not seen for months and the initial meeting starts with a gleeful leap and a 30 second embrace making the bus ride out totally worth it.

-when the walk that used to be the inescapable route to class all of a sudden is the most pleasant stroll you’ve ever had because it fills your head with memories.

-when you see familiar faces on busy streets of people you have never spoken to, but they leave you with a sense of comfort because you realize that not that much has changed since you’ve been gone. 

-when store owners are excited to see you and catch up as they noticed that you have not been around for a little while.

and then all of a sudden, even though everything seems to be going perfectly well and your day could really not get any better...little things begin to occur that bring out unpleasant emotions like:

-your gloves that you are wearing for the first and a half time all of a sudden disappear...did they fall out of your pockets? Did you leave them on the ground when you were tying your boots? You will never know but this is quite upsetting.

-your living situation, your nook, the roof you rely on even though leaking periodically all of a sudden becomes a hostile environment. The leak on the ceiling starts to look a lot worse as you are forced to pack everything you own because of a unexpected, angry, frustrating, and totally unnecessary, perhaps miscommunicated roommate situation.

Once this happens you scramble to figure out your 5Ws...What, Where, When, Who and WHY!?!

Then you have a huge sigh of relief when you realize that you have people around you who have your back:
-Who hold you when you need to be held
-Who will help you because they love you.
-Who laugh with you about how ridiculous your situation is
-Who will even wait to play with their new iphone that is waiting for them, still unwrapped...because you come first.
-Who will give you advice
 and Who are willing to take you in....

One of my CTs once told me, during parent teacher interviews...leave the parents happy...
tell them a good thing about their kids...
then perhaps the not so good thing...
but always leave them with a good...

So thank you, thank you, thank you friends and family for always being there to leave us with the good.


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