What did I learn from the AcidNeutralArt Project?
FIND THE FUNNY!
I am revisiting this because I've learned a lot lately as I forge my way through life. For example, I learned the other day, don't just absentmindedly put a wad of sour cream and onion chips in your mouth without looking when your school desk is infested with fire ants. Just so you know, they were alive and woke me up pretty quickly. A classroom floor filled with spit, half-digested, crawling fire ants, and chips is a sight to see. I had to laugh and be optimistic. It's one more thing I can check off my list in life. Don't eat live fire ants.
You have to find the funny.
Another sting I learned a weekend ago while trying to teach my daughter to mow the lawn: bee stings in the butt are not a wonderful feeling. She screamed and yelled. I put ice on her, trying to figure out where those bees came from. Found them, but they found me too. As a curious science teacher, I had to get on my belly in the yard to figure out where they came from. It was not a pleasant experience getting stung in the butt, but I laughed. Tweeted the moral: We bee lawn together but sometimes it's a pain in the butt.
Find the funny.
You are fully capable of changing yourself. You can set an example for your children, and others, about overcoming adversity with gusto and gumption!
Don't let trepidation inhibit your capacity to achieve potential greatness.
Go forth and conquer.
You've been given a second chance. It's a new day. It's a new life. Most people don't get that.