* Reading in bed with my children at night before bed.
* Boxes of photographs of my grandparents, the better to remember them before sickness and weakness came. Old school-teacher photos, dapper suits, newspaper articles, perfectly curled vintage hair, smiles around the table as we perused the past.
* 4 other English teachers giving me ideas of how to make reading and writing more doable for my sophomores.
* pre-written prayers that sometimes say an idea better than I could, and often say an idea I hadn't realized I needed to think.
That last part is the challenge for me during worship: with a clear mind!