My Morning Greeting, a Frosty Heart

When summer turns to fall
and nights become cold,
the mornings are frosty.

I am greeted with a heart, every morning.

People tell me it is a message from above.
I think about that.  I also think of Nan, my grandmother hero.
She would be the one to smile down.

I think these hearts are good wishes and blessings.
The start of the school year has been challenging.
I know this is love and hope and ‘you can do it’.
All in a frosty heart.
Every morning.


About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty-five years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I was a live guest on the Kelly Clarkson Show. I am highlighted in the seventh edition of Jim Trelease's million-copy bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital, and the Massachusetts State House in Boston.
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68 Responses to My Morning Greeting, a Frosty Heart

  1. beetleypete says:

    My wife would find great meaning in that. She adores such ‘signs’.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Ritu says:

    How beautiful, and a reflection of the person you are, too, Jennie 💜

  3. Darlene says:

    What a lovely sign and reassuring. I’m sure it is from your Nan.
    I showed your rap version of Goodnight Moon to a 13-year-old friend of mine last night and she loved it! You are a hit everywhere, even here in Spain. xo

  4. Dan Antion says:

    I love finding hearts in ordinary things. It always makes me feel good. I hope you have a good week at school, Jennie.

  5. beth says:

    oh, how beautiful and lucky. I too, love finding hearts and see them as very positive signs

  6. quiall says:

    If we look for it, we will always find the Good and the Beautiful!

  7. Opher says:

    I think they must be good wishes!

  8. Good wishes, warm hearts, and hope and hugs

  9. I’ll take it as a sign. Love that.

  10. Wonderful poem, Jennie and such a lovely and warm hearts that tell us of love and kindness.

  11. A lovely poem, Jennie. We have just had a weekend away and with all the C-19 safety measures in place, it felt like a huge effort. We did it but I won’t rush to go away again. It takes a lot of energy to do all this sanitising and mask wearing so I can relate to how you feel at school.

    • Jennie says:

      That is exactly what’s making this year difficult. The children are wonderful, but everything takes a hundred steps. Thank you, Robbie. I’m glad you had a weekend away, even though it felt like a big effort.

  12. If anyone can do it, you can, Jennie. Take heart, even a frosty one! The first weeks of school are always hard, and this year with the virus changes, it must be very taxing, but like every year, the stress will ease as the kids get used to the routines you establish. It will all pay off, soon now.

  13. Hang in there, teacher…the frosty heart says it all.

  14. I love that frosty heart. Too bad it is missing all summer but then there would be nothing to look forward to in the fall.

  15. Beautifull… Blessings and love, Jennie.

  16. This is so beautiful and touching. I love that you find so many wonderful signs and meaningful thoughts from your frosted heart.

  17. petespringerauthor says:

    Take any positive signs and messages you can get, Jennie. Have a great week!

  18. Diana says:

    Like a divine message from above😇

  19. love the imagery… maybe it is from someone you love or maybe it is all the extra love you have for life pouring out for all to see

  20. I had window panes like that and never saw a frosty heart so you are truly blessed. I see signs in things too. I think we are always in communication with all that is in the Universe. My mother will move things in my sewing room and give them back if I put on some German music for her.;)

    • Jennie says:

      I know what you mean. How interesting that you didn’t see frosty hearts, yet you see other things. Sometimes we just need to let it go, and then we can see things. I am always open to seeing and listening, as if I welcome what is around me. I think you’re the same way. Aren’t we the lucky ones! I love the story of your mother. She is still there with you. Your heart must be very full, Marlene. ❤️

  21. Elizabeth says:

    Amazing how a frosty heart can warm you every morning.

  22. dgkaye says:

    Yes, that heart is your message. A beautiful interpretation ❤

  23. Jennie, that is without a doubt the coolest thing I’ve seen in a long time! The whole post is just lovely. Hugs on the wing.

  24. What a wonderful way to start the day!

  25. What a wonderful poem, for a very mystic happening.Thank you for sharing, Jennie! This really touches my heart. Michael

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