It has been a good year because...

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  1. TeaRoses4M&D

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    Not sure if someone has a similar post if so my apologies.

    I thought we could list reasons why this year has been good. Hope it has been a good year for everyone!

    It has been a good year because...
    1. My family is healthy, and so am I
    2. My job changed slightly I love it and am learning from all of the challenges.
    3. I have met some amazing people.
    4. I have read some great books.
    5. I went with most of my family to Alaska-loved it.
     
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    Oh, gosh, you are forcing me to think about the positives in what I view as the most negative years my family has had in 20 years so here is a try:

    1. I still have a job - my hours are reduced and we have no guarantee in the future but, for now, I still have a job.

    2. 1 of my sons is working - 2 are looking

    3. My husband's side business is at a standstill but he still has his primary job.

    4. I went back to school and discovered I am still smart after all these years.

    5. I work with great people, love my job, and hope for the future.
     
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    1) I am alive (almost didn't make it through surgery in October)
    2) My family came back together after not speaking for years.
    3) I finally realized how important good health is. Because of that, I lost 27 pounds, starting exercising, and made good measures to be healthy.
    4) I realized that my "friends" treat me horribly. I am now in the right place to pick better people to surround myself with.
    5) God is in my life like never before and I am better because of it.


    Love this thread.
     
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    1) I have a job in a school with a staff/kids I love going to every day!
    2) My family and I all have our health.
    3) I'm almost finished with my masters degree!
    4) I have God in my life and He shows me each and every day.
     
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    1) I completed my prerequisite courses for the speech-language grad degree that I plan to get.

    2) My parents & myself have continued to stay in good health.

    3) I've stayed busy w/ my job for most of the year.

    4) Nothing bad has happened to my loved ones or myself & I'm thankful to God for that.

    5) (Even though this happened at the end of 2008), I've had my new car for a year & I love it!
     
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    I'm healthy, my husband is healthy, our kids are healthy, and the people in our world who matter most to us are healthy.

    We're all employed and look to stay that way.
     
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    1. We are all employed-even though my son and husband lost 2 days a month-no one is laid off.
    2. God blesses me everyday.
    3. We can still pay our bills.
    4. We are all healthy, and our family is healthy.
     
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    Having trouble with this thread.

    It is a good year only because it is over.
     
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    This has been a rough year and I am glad it is done. Here is the positive side of this year:

    1) My family has been pretty healthy this year. This is after we found out Last January that our Youngest daughter has a cyst on the back of her brain.

    2) We bought a new house that we love.

    3) My son is finally potty trained.

    4) I have a great class this year. They are so eager to learn.

    5) I think I am finally coming out a deep depression I have been battling for four years now.
     
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    1. My SO and my Boys are healthy and happy

    2. After paying $5,997 for my back treatments, I feel wonderful and can move around again.

    3. I've lost 30lbs now that I can move around better. :)

    4. My older son started Middle School and loves it

    5. My boys had a great baseball season, my younger son was offered a spot on the All Star Team

    6. I was Teacher of the Year

    7. I didn't take the transfer I was offered and I LOVE my class and this year so far

    8. My grade level team was acknowledged for our outstanding scores

    9. My friends are great and things have calmed down for them

    10. we had a wonderful Christmas
     
  12. Kangaroo22

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    This has been a tough year for me, but doing this has helped me to realize that I still have a lot to be thankful for!
    1. My family is healthy
    2. I'm back in an area where I have family and friends
    3. I was just offered a new job (before/after school teacher) and I can be done with subbing
    4. After a rough start to the year I'm doing a lot better emotionally
    5. I went to Disney World for the first time ever!
    6. The Yankees won the World Series
    7. When I moved back home I was able to get my old job back working at a grocery store
    8. Towards the end of the summer I was able to get two new certifications which will hopefully help me to get a job next year and that have already led to a couple of interviews that I wouldn't have gotten otherwise
    9. I have a decent amount of savings and no debt
    10. I've successfully started to lose weight
     
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    1. I have the most wonderful children.
    2. My mom is continuing to do well after my dad's death almost 3 years ago.
    3. My mother-in-law's health has been reasonably stable and she is still in her house.
    4. We are better off financially than we ever have been.
    5. I am learning a tremendous amount through my new responsibilities at work.
    6. My son is back at home for 4 months while working a co-op job for his university program.
    7. My daughter is continuing to work hard at soccer and is training with the provincial squad over the winter.
     
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    To all the people who have had a tough year, scmom. Molly T, Zoey's mom, Jessica26, my apologies and hope that 2010 will be better!

    scmom glad you had some positives and are hopeful for your future.

    Futureteach21 thats great that you made it through such a difficult medical time. That is wonderful that your family worked things out. Glad that you have found the positives and mentioned God as being a part of your life.
    Also, glad to her you liked this thread. This is the first thread I started and it made me very nervous!

    Smalltowngal- Glad your family is healthy. Congratulations on being so close to earning your Masters. What area did you study? Also, it was nice to read about God's influence on your life.

    MsI Congrats on Speech and Language that sounds interesting! One of the LSS I work with is amazing she has taught me so much. Happy to hear that your family is healthy.

    Aliceacc It is wonderful to read that your family is healthy and employed

    knitter63 thats great that your family is healthy and that you feel God's blessings everyday

    Molly T again I hope things turn around for you

    Zoey's mom again sorry the year was rough, glad to read that in general your family has been healthy. sorry to hear you were depressed but glad to hear that you are feeling better. I hope you continue to feel better.

    MsMullensjr- Congrats on teacher of the year- you must be so proud. Glad your family is healthy and that you had a wonderful Christmas. Congrats on the weight loss

    Jessica26- once again sorry that it was a tough year. It is great your family is healthy and that you have a savings account and no debt. I should be asking you for financial tips! Hope you enjoyed Disney World

    MrsC I was happy to read that you have such wonderful children. It is so nice to hear about people who love being parents. One of my favorite parts of dong an IEP is asking the parents about their children's strengths. That is nice that your mom is doing well after your dads death sorry to hear about that but glad she is doing well.

    Thanks for all of your responses!
     
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    This has been a good year for me:

    1. I was able to transfer to a new school, and I absolutely love it.

    2. I am now able to teach the grade that I want to teach.

    3. I have completed all of my observations in order to qualify for tenure. :)

    4. My family is relatively healthy.

    5. Several of my friends got married or had babies.
     
  16. lilmisses1014

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    2009 started off horribly, but is ending on a pretty good note. Super wonderful things are happening in 2010 (my husband graduates from law school, for one!), so I'm optimistic it will be a great year.

    1. I finally landed a teaching job.
    2. My husband has a great job that he loves.
    3. Because of the first two, my husband and I are finally feeling financially secure.
    4. I had some health scares and am SO grateful to have excellent health insurance.
    5. Lots of friends and family had babies this year (mostly girls).
    6. My family is healthy, for the most part. My mom has had some health issues, but she's still with us.
     
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    KLSSwimmer glad to read your family is healthy. Its amazing how schools have different 'vibes' to them that is great that you found one you are happy at!

    lilmisses great to hear that your year improved. Congrats on the teaching job, and on your husbands upcoming graduation from law school.
     
  18. scooter503

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    Well December has been rough, as I'm learning my job future is very uncertain, 2009 in general was a great year. Here's my list:
    1. My dad's cancer remains in remission.
    2. My mom retired and is having a blast!
    3. My sister had a beautiful baby in June...I LOVE being an aunt!!
    4. My hubby and I finally own a home...we built one this summer and are loving it!
    5. We adopted a 9-month old puppy in October and he's such a sweet-heart.
    6. I have an amazing group of friends!
     
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    TeaRoses4M&D, thank you & you're welcome! :)
     
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    What a wonderful thread!

    I really should list 100 things, but I'm beat... but...

    Jackson was born, he's beautiful, healthy & a doll-- so is his mom, his dad is great too.

    I feel like I'm where God wants me to be.

    My 86 y.o. dad and 80 y.o. mom are doing ok.

    I'm reasonably heathy, so is the love of my heart., my DH.

    My son and his family are employed, healthy, and wonderful.
     
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    Wow, I can't believe it is the end of the year all ready!
    1. I graduated in May, with my Bachelor's, on the dean's list at that
    2. I was able to find a job over the summer and began my first year of teaching!
    3. I was also accepted into a great elementary ed. master program
    4. My family is in good health, and they continue to be my support system
    5. I've got a great group of friends and met some more great people
    I know there is plenty more...but overall this has been a very blessed year for me!
     
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    :)
     
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    It has been a good few months because that infamous black cloud that sat over my house for over a year is gone.
     
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    That is something to be truly thankful for--I know that you are and we are for you.
     
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    Thanks Mrs. C.

    It was the hardest year or so of my life, and some in my family are still really hurting. But things seem to be turning around.
     
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    scooter503 Hope things work out with your job.
    That is awesome about your dad's cancer! I volunteer for ACS and am always happy to hear stories like this! Glad your mom is enjoying retirement- mine is too. Wow sounds like you had a great year, becoming an aunt, getting a puppy, a house!


    Thanks Hoot Owl- Glad you have so many events to list. Your family seems healthy and happy and thats wonderful! Congrats on Jackson, sounds like you love him bunches! Hope this isn't too nosey but who is Jackson?

    Miss84 Congrats on the degree, deans list, teaching job, and masters program! That's great that you have such a supportive group of people in your life!
     
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    it has been a year of many ups and downs

    Here are my ups;
    1. Got engaged
    2. Bought our 1st house
    3. took a great trip to Bermuda with my best friend
    4. Have a nice class and a good student teacher
     
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    Sorry to read that it was rough for you and your family. Glad things are getting better.


    AMK Congrats on your engagement and house! Your trip sounds fun! That's great that you are enjoying your class!
     
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    Many good things happened for us this year...

    -I lost 25 lbs
    -my family and myself continue to be healthy
    -my husband got a day job after working 12 hour nights for 14 years
    -I'm in a teaching position I love
    -Raising my teenagers has been relatively stress-free so far (not the case for everyone with teens, I'm well aware) and they are both thriving
     
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    I am grateful for my team, my admin and this group who support me and make me glad to be an educator.
    My family is healthy and my mom is still sharing her wisdom and her recipes with me.
    2 great family reunions to meet far flung family.
    New house with a pool - my dream since childhood!
    Son is on dean's list for 1st semester.
     
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    There are many good things that have happened to us this year:

    I married a wonderful man this summer and hit the jackpot with my new extended family. My kids and I love them and they love us.

    I was teacher of the year.

    My son is doing well his first year of high school.

    I have been able to reconnect with my cousins.

    I work with a wonderful staff and students.

    It snowed today before the end of 2009.
     

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