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30 Days of Self-Affirmations: Day 18 - I value tradition!

Today is the eighteenth day of my 30 days of Self-Affirmations!
Here's today's affirmation: 


30 Days of Self-Affirmations: Day 18: I value tradition! For 30 days, I will be celebrating my own "new year" with self-affirmations. If you are interested in joining me, feel free to write your own affirmations here, or respond on my social media here:  http://bit.ly/2LYnZw6

I value tradition!

Tradition is important to me. There are some rituals that need to happen at certain times. In the classroom, I always started the day with the country's pledge, the school's chant, and my own Six Strategies for Success. I loved having a morning meeting to get the class bonding and working together. The children valued these traditions we shared.

I love holiday traditions! 
After my divorce, I started a new tradition of hosting Christmas dinner at my house, and I'm still doing it more than 20 years later. Some of the faces have changed, but the tradition remains. My daughter and I have many holiday traditions, that we both value.

Traditions bring a certain feeling of security. This is especially true where children are involved.

It does bother me when certain traditions aren't respected. This can happen when new people come into the picture that don't know about the traditions, or hear about them and don't see their value. 

And sometimes traditions have to change. 
Sometimes for good, sometimes, not for good.

For years, I always put on a musical play with my second graders. There are so many skills the children develop during the process, such as public speaking, team building, remembering a sequence, working together, and building confidence. Unfortunately, with Common Core and big time testing, the plays had to go.

Other traditions have to go because better things happen. Children grow up, graduate, get jobs, and move away. People get married. New technology is invented. 

These are good changes, and can initiate new traditions.

As much as I value traditions, I love making new traditions as well!

About the picture:  My daughter and I went to Disney World every other year from the time she was 3. That tradition changed when she went to college and didn't have the same vacations I did. Finally, when she entered the working world, she was able to choose her vacation, and we went one more time!

Every time we went was a different experience because of her age. When she was little, it was all about meeting the characters. As she got older, it was about the rides. (Luckily, we're both "adrenaline junkies", so we love Space Mountain!) When she was 16, she was old enough for the Backstage Tour. The last time we went, she was old enough to have margaritas with me in "Mexico" at Epcot!
We even have our little Disney traditions, such as eating ice cream on a little side street in the Magic Kingdom. 

These traditions just make me feel good!

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30 Days of Self-Affirmations: Day 18: I value tradition! For 30 days, I will be celebrating my own "new year" with self-affirmations. If you are interested in joining me, feel free to write your own affirmations here, or respond on my social media here:  http://bit.ly/2LYnZw6

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