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Live This Day: A Teacher to Teacher Post

by Lynne R. Dorfman

Watch the stars and see yourself running with them. ~Marcus Aurelius

When you surround yourself with positive people, do you feel more positive yourself?  Who are the positive people in your life?  I know that one of the reasons I get up early on a Saturday morning  and travel the 50 minutes to the Writing Project for Continuity Days is to feel the energy and be surrounded by “rays of light.”  It sounds like I am exaggerating, but really – I assure you I am not. These Writing Project fellows are my support group – always encouraging, challenging, validating my accomplishments and my goals. They love coming together and sharing. There is an easiness, a feeling of home.

As I walk into Room 200 in Main Hall on the West Chester University campus, I think about my good intentions and my commitment to the Project and our goals. As I participate through writing and talking and listening and sharing, I nurture my mind with great thoughts. I am reminded of all the wonderful PAWLP gatherings for spring and summer and look forward to PAWLP events like the unbook club – where you can participate without reading the book first and then consider if you want to read it. How cool is that!  Or the March 2nd PAWLPDAY that will feature Matthew Kay, Writing Project fellows, and an author panel. Taking turns to tweet for PAWLP, attending courses, or teaching for the Young Writers and Readers summer program for students – there are always possibilities!

It’s good to wish for and look forward to the wondrous things in life. ~Mary Smart

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