Today I was pondering the joy of my job. I was giving the MAP test, and the kids were REALLY trying their hardest. They were VERY intensely focused upon their tests. (Most of them were at least.) Then blondekid's pencil flew onto the ground, and I started laughing. Needless to say, it broke the ice and was exactly what we all needed.

This afternoon I was talking to my paras and I wound up laughing at something. I mean, REALLY laughing--Laughing to the point it hurt.

I thought about it and realized that I haven't laughed like this in years.

It feels great.