Turn a Negative into a Positive

Well…I’m feeling like I should be able to come up with something great for this challenge from MeYou Health but I’m not feeling it. But I was thinking…(or not)…last night I was supposed to prepare a Powerpoint and print pictures for a lesson today on Pop Art with my 5th graders and I totally didn’t even remember about it until I got in bed at 1:00.  So this morning when I got up, in just enough time to do the regular routine things I have to do each morning, I thought…well, I can just pull an old lesson out and do that instead, on the fly. Dang! though…I really wanted to do this lesson.  I thought the kids would love it.  So when I got to work at 8:30, I got on my computer – (maybe I should mention that my room was at least 90 degrees this morning, because my district insists that leaving the blowers on the heaters will make them last longer???!!! – so Positive spin on that? I got to have my windows in my room open all morning just to cool it down…and downloaded the images I needed for the pictures I needed to print and made up a Powerpoint and saved it to my flash drive and hooked my laptop to the projector and ran down to the computer lab (twice) to pick up my pictures, cut the pages in half and had it ready to go in 30 minutes!  It was a little stressful trying to get it finished – especially when I was saving the power point at 8:57! But the kids enjoyed the lesson.  I think they learned something.  By the end, they could tell the difference between Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol’s artwork, too.  And one girl, whose class I was working in today, made it a point to tell me she really liked the project we were starting in Art.  And that made it all worth it.  That, and I am really glad I have the ability to make something good at the last minute!

What Negative thing can you turn into a positive?

Unresolved feelings of bitterness and resentment have been linked to a host of medical problems, including insomnia, depression, and emotional instability. Stepping back from a negative event or situation and reframing it, or looking at it in another, more positive light, helps us let go of stress and resentment.

from meyouhealth.com

Here are some examples of the project we are working on, just in case you are curious. From artsonia.com.

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