Day 31 of 31: Surprises

Surprise – that is what we in Minnesota got this morning. Day 31 of March – a day we are thinking will take us into spring but no there is 3 inches of new snow sitting in my yard and it feels like 14 degrees outside with the wind. There is shoveling to do  (Yeah, for the adult son who is out there now shoveling instead of me or his Dad).

Today also brings other surprises as we reflect on a month of writing everyday. There were days that I thought no not this year – I am going to stop – I have nothing more to say but I did not. There were days where I wrote a simple piece and found the comments very moving or realized people where seeing things I did not see in downloadmy writing.

There is also now the final surprise and satisfaction of a job completed well, the joy of new friendships and renewed friends with other bloggers. There is the continued surprise of what people see in my writing and what amazing pieces I have read during this month from others.

I have learned a lot as I always do. I am thankful to our team at TWT for taking this task on every year. It is an a great deal of work and they do it well and with great cheer. I am grateful to all of you who took time to write and comment each day. It is amazing to be a part of this great group of writers.

Again Thank you to TWT, to the Welcome Wagon people and all the writers.

Plan to see you on Tuesdays each week!

And just because this is worth reading again –

“I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you’ll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you’ll make something that didn’t exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind.”

-Neil Gaiman

 

About Joanne Toft

I am a retired Minneapolis Public School teacher. I walk, garden, help in schools and write. Life is good!
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4 Responses to Day 31 of 31: Surprises

  1. Adrienne says:

    March stretches out in front of us on the first and seems to have flown by on the 31st. This is an amazing group. See you Tuesday!

  2. carolmcbroom says:

    I bet several writers can relate to these surprises…and then some. I’m glad you enjoyed writing this March. See you next year!

  3. Trina Haase says:

    I am so glad that you decided to write this year. Perhaps because you are from Minnesota and there is so much I can relate to!

    Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on so many of my posts!

  4. Alice Nine says:

    The commenting and receiving comments is so much a part of the learning. It does keep us going through harder times and helps us look at our own writing with a different lens. It makes me realize how crucial this is for our students. We simply must allow time for it. I look forward to Tuesdays… and to your post when you celebrate the arrival of spring.

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