I feel wretched. Awful. Tired.
However, I'm still happy. Why on earth is that? I've had a terrible cough for more than three weeks, but I'm still smiling.
I'd like to credit the learning I've done over the past year. I've done lots of research on happiness and how we keep it. I think the most important thing I learned was that pain does not have to equal suffering.
Pain is certainly a fact of life, but we have a choice about how to deal with the pain. We can radically accept (Dr. M. M. Linehan) what's happened to us and do the best with what's left. So, I've accepted the fact that I have a cough and am just getting on with things.
Working at GMS has also made me happier. Coming to work is satisfying because the tone of the school is built around making the best of things and collaborating. I've worked at other jobs where I felt very much isolated from the rest of the staff/customers. It's amazing to come to work and feel at home. I really hope students and parents feel this way too.