Butterfly Ripples…

Butterfly spirits

Sending peaceful ripples forth,

Comforting mankind.

Words and Image by Magical Normal Life

Childhood…

My heart remembers

joyful wonders of seeing

things for the first time.

Words and Image by Magical Normal Life

Hopeful Eyes…

Sleepy eyes waken

with hopeful expectations

now melting inward.

Words and Image by Magical Normal Life


Since Sheltering in place, my pets have become great subjects for photographs. This is Buttercup and she starts posing for the camera the second I pull it out of its case. 🙂

Doggie Dreams…

Fuzzy, furry, fun-

filled creature begging for love,

treats and belly rubs.

Words and Image by Magical Normal Life


Something lighthearted and fun! Happy Sunday everyone!

The Song of My Heart…

Clear notes playing on

The solitude of silver

Dreams and golden tears.

Words and Image by Magical Normal Life.

A Valentine wish…

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day :). My wish is for everyone to be surrounded by love, whether it be romantic, family, friends or furry babies. 💕 This is Buttercup enjoying some Valentine roses.

Unconditional Love…

Warm eyes whispering

with unimaginable

love within the soul.

I have posted often about my Poodle Baron. However, my Labrador mix was feeling left out. This is our dog Dale, a lover of tummy scratches and a contemplator of kitty cats. 🙂

Baron dreams…

Fuzzy dog sleeping

Cozy and comfortable

He dreams of rabbits.

Poetry and Images by Magical Normal Life

Teacher

To live a magical life, I feel I must have a purpose. And when I think of purpose, I think of my chosen profession.  Actually,  it is my passion.

I am a teacher.  A Kindergarten teacher to be exact. I understand that I am one of thousands, maybe millions of teachers in this world.  And I understand that in and of itself, this is not special.  In fact, it is one of the things that makes my life “normal.”  

But… It is special to me because it gives me purpose.  Every morning I have a reason to get up and be inspired to live a full life.  A life that I can give to my students.  

What an honor it is to guide these young children in their learning and to allow them to blossom. To let them know it is ok to ask questions. To make mistakes. And to get back up and try again.

When I teach, I am really creating a community where my young students learn to build relationships and to share and collaborate ideas.  We learn that we all have strengths and we all have weakness and that we can overcome problems together.  It is in this classroom that children learn how to work in a group, and many times, this is where they make a choice to love learning.  

To be the person who guides them is important.  I love this work. I love to create activities that my students can build upon and make their own. I love speaking to children at their level. Sometimes our heart to heart conversations are silent, with only our eyes talking and a small hand reaching out to grab mine.  Sometimes our communication is through pictures, especially if language is difficult.  

But we all learn and we all grow. This would include me as I become humbled at the wisdom of simplicity.  I feel as if I forget my wisdom and these tiny souls show me once again what is important…

To ask many questions.

To make friends with everyone.

To live in the moment

And to burst into song when I feel like it. 

So really it is a give and take.  I guide the young people in how to sound out words and count to 100, but they take me back to my true self.  A person who views life as beautiful and magical.

Words by Magical-Normal Life. Image by my school district.