THE SCENT OF SPRING

AFTER A LONG WINTER…

“After 2020, we don’t have the most positive association with the month of March.

But with case counts dropping and vaccine counts rising, we may finally be at the start of a brand new season of a brand new year.

And if you think about it, that’s exactly what spring is. A time for new beginnings, new life, and new hope…”

Continue reading: https://cainspirations.blog/2021/03/04/the-scent-of-spring

HOPE ON THE HORIZON

WHEN THE JOURNEY’S LONG…

“Even in a new year, this is a hard time for hope.

And it has been a bit of a struggle for me, too, as we turn the pages of another chapter of pandemic life.

But my husband Greg has a talent for discovering some pretty incredible things on the internet; most recently a video about a girl named Akiane Kramarik.

And it was truly awe-inspiring…”

Continue reading: https://cainspirations.blog/2021/02/04/hope-on-the-horizon

LEAVING 2020

WITH ONE THING TO HOLD ONTO…

“Twenty-twenty is over. Finally.

Not the jokes or memes. Not the social, economic, or political repercussions. And certainly not the coronavirus.

After nine months of disappointment, whatever hope we are entering 2021 with is guarded at best…”

Continue reading: https://cainspirations.blog/2021/01/03/leaving-2020

FINDING YOUR FOOTING

ON SHAKY GROUND…

“This has been a year of many things, but above all, it has been a year of fear.

And now that flu season has re-entered the scene, COVID case counts are climbing with a vengeance.

Fear.

Last week, I sent dozens and dozens of students home due to contact tracing on positive cases.

Fear.

Then, a fellow teacher and friend tested positive. Someone I had most definitely been within six feet of. And I developed a cough and a sore throat.

Fear.

So what do you do when you’ve been hit from all sides? When your plans can’t possibly keep up with the ever-changing and increasingly-unpleasant circumstances of the day, hour, or even minute?”

Continue reading: https://cainspirations.blog/2020/11/19/finding-your-footing