Tuesday, March 6, 2018

SOLSC Day6 - On My Desk

Slice Of Life Story Challenge: Day 6 - On my desk...

I keep a few special things on my desk at my morning school. I like to have them nearby because they remind me about some special people. When I glance at these things first thing in the morning when I arrive at school, it starts my day off right.

Here is the first item:

This little wooden box was given to me by a friend. She chose it for me because it has the little metal cut-outs of apples on top. Apples for the teacher, you know. I use this box to store practical items such as lip balm, which I use throughout the morning, and sentimental items, such as a souvenir penny from a trip to the zoo with my grandkids. This box reminds me of the many wonderful people in my life.

The second item is an old bell:

It came from a doctor's office where my mother was once secretary/office manager. This bell sat on a countertop in front of Mom's desk; if Mom was elsewhere in the office when a patient would come in, they would tap on the bell to get her attention. This bell is important to me not only because I love bells and collect them, but because it reminds me of Mom. Mom's been gone over 26 years now, and I still miss her, but I'm glad that I have her bell with me every day.

The third item that is special to me is a bouquet of paper flowers:

Two years ago I was having one of those milestone birthdays, and a few teachers/staff members made these flowers for me. Those colleagues made my day exceptionally surprising by sending one flower at a time to me, delivered by random students, throughout the day. By the end of the day, I had this fantastic bouquet. I still marvel at its simple beauty. This bouquet reminds me of those teachers, and all the teachers and staff I've worked with in many different buildings over the years. I can't help but smile when I see it.

I love the warm, happy feelings that these objects give me. They're definitely good pick-me-ups to have in the workplace every day!


JudyK  March 6, 2018


  1. I love your special items that you keep on your desk. I can understand how you are reminded of sweet memories.

  2. What a great idea, to write about the contents of your desk. I think I'll borrow this idea for a future post. Each of these things means something special to you...they must make you smile every day.

  3. I love the idea of writing about what is important to you.

  4. I love this idea for a post! Sometimes just a glance at those special items is all you need to get through a tough moment. Great post!


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