after i posted the resolutions on the bulletin board in the reading center, one young teacher stopped by, looked at them for a few minutes, and then left abruptly. passing two teachers on their way in, she stormed, "my resolution isn't posted - and mine was one of the first ones in!" i couldn't help but overhear, and the tone of her voice sent me flying to my desk in search of a misplaced resolution.
looking rapidly through stacks of papers, i uncovered hers. it read, "i resolve not to let little things upset me. "