School Bus Drivers: An Offer I Couldn’t Refuse


Today’s Challenge: Set a timer for ten minutes, and write it. Go!

school busToday we had a field trip for work and lucky for me I did not have to take my car;  instead, I got to ride the school bus.  Where I work we several school buses and the women who drive them are terrific!  It got me to thinking about school bus drivers in general.  I’m not sure I’d want the responsibility of driving a several ton vehicle filled with the precious lives of my neighbors’ children, or my co-workers for that matter.  The love what they do and always have a smile to share.

Today’s shout out of thanks goes to school bus drivers!  For keeping our roads, children, and families safe, every day!

Bloggers Up for the Challenge:


Monday Morning Quarterbacking

snow day 1…Not the kind most of the world is thinking about today after the most watched (ever), most exciting (ever) and most surprising (ever), Super Bowl; but the kind that happens when there is a snowstorm.  To cancel school or not or to close down a business for the day an incredibly difficult decision for the leaders who make them.  Balancing the need to keep people safe with the expected loss of revenue, or even worse–extending the school year by days into the summer vacation.

Snow day 2Although today’s writing prompt allows for 300 words, I don’t need that many to say what needs to be said.  Today I am grateful for three things:  The Patriots Super Bowl win, a snow day that extended my weekend, and the people who make the decisions to have  a snow day!

 Here are Some Blogs that Caught My Eye Today:

Gentle Reminder or a Knock to the Head

Of late I’ve not been practicing what I preach, as the saying goes.  I’ve gotten away from my daily practice of gratitude and it happened when I stopped blogging every day. Today, two V-8 knocks to my forehead reminded me that I’ve got to get back to writing every day and, more importantly, return to expressing my gratitude for each and every day–and that starts today.


1.  From Joel Osteen’s Daily WordYou’re a person of destiny. God is counting on you to make a difference in this world and fulfill your purpose. With this gift of life comes a responsibility to develop your talents, pursue your dreams, and become what God has created you to be. AND 2. begin and end day