Tuesday, June 11, 2013

With One Hand

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What can you do with one hand?

-I remember holding my daughter's hand when she was still young enough to need her mother when walking in the park
-I open a book, hold it and disappear to a parallel universe for a few minutes (or maybe even a bit longer when school is out)
-I imagine holding my phone while listening to my mother tell all the news from back home. If I close my eyes I can still hear her voice; even the tone she used to use to remind me to send a thank you note or a birthday card to someone.
-I click on the new whiteboard marker and write the objectives on the board
-Then I use the marker or a fancy finger pointer to over the objectives to set the course for the lesson
-I can pick up any color pen and correct all those papers: WAIT!!!  My hand is crawling closer to the finish line. Only ONE more essay assignment to correct before my fingers can relax and let go of the colored pen
-One, two, three, four, five OR yksi, kaksi, kolme, nelj√§, viisi  OR 
OneTwoThreeFourFive   days until the door closes behind me until August
-I can count the months (not yet the weeks) until my daughter's departure for overseas; I can count the years for her return as well!
-with one hand I can move my mouse to make sure I post this blog before  the end of the day today

Therefore, I can be so grateful for my fingers and hands! If I can do all this with one hand, imagine what I could do with both hands? 

7 comments:

  1. I never thought of one hand possibilities until recently-this post and my mom breaking her hand-only one hand to do things with...two hands double the joy right?

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  2. I like your gratefulness at the end... our hands are quite amazing for all they can do! I enjoyed your list.

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  3. So much can be done with one hand - and I love the way you posed that last question. I'm one of those people who always frets about things I cannot do...your post makes me view things in a different way, Jaana - thank you!

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  4. This reminds me of a quick write Penny Kittle had us do once when I hear her speak. It was inspired by Sarah Kay's poem "Hands." It is very cool how just one part of you can tell so much of your story.

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  5. With one hand I can click publish and share my thoughts with the world and send you this comment of applause.

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  6. One hand speaks a lot about you. Do you need one or two hands to count the items on your summer bucket list?
    Here's to summer!

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  7. Nice! I love the visuals and the simple story of a life being lived. :-)

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