Heigh ho….heigh ho…it’s off to work we go…..

And so….the first day of “work” of the new year for some of us….
introducing the Seven Dwarfs, singing away, to the Polar Bear…leaping along..

Heigh ho, heigh ho, it’s off to work we go….

We dig dig dig dig dig dig dig
in our mine
the whole day through
To dig dig dig dig dig dig dig
is what we really like to do

It ain’t no trick to get rich quick
If you dig dig dig with a shovel or a pick
In a mine! In a mine! In a mine! In a mine!
Where a million diamonds shine!

We dig dig dig dig dig dig dig
from early morn till night

We dig dig dig dig dig dig dig
up everything in sight

We dig up diamonds by the score
A thousand rubies, sometimes more
But we don’t know what we dig ’em for
We dig dig dig a-dig dig

Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho
Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho


we do know what we dig them for….
not just in “mine,” but in “yours” and in “ours”…
for offering and receiving the richest of life’s bounties….
whatever that may be to each one of us…


And so….off to work we go
to dig….
with a strong sense of intention and purpose
and, perhaps to leap….
with courage, strength, curiosity and enthusiasm…



ps…I have had sooooooooo  much fun  on these blogs the past 2 weeks….creating new pages, posting, enjoying all the people who come to Pocket Perspectives and Reflections for a Friend, enjoying exploring other people’s blogs…what  playful, enjoyable and thought filled weeks I’ve had…and now…off to the world of elementary school…helping kids, hearing about their own vacations, helping them reflect on what was positive about this past  year and what they want for this year,  teaching, testing, report writing, meetings…but hopefully plenty of time for play, joy and thought too….  : )   whoosh….away I go….  : )

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16 Responses to Heigh ho….heigh ho…it’s off to work we go…..

  1. zendictive says:

    so much fun you can have with a blog (grin) I just love your playful expressions (~_~)


  2. Roberta says:

    I almost forgot that I have a job..after five days off! It was wonderful…So off I go..


  3. nrhatch says:

    Paula posted a wonderful video about the contribution teachers make:

    Enjoy it!


  4. sufilight says:

    I was humming along with the message, and what a delightful way of presenting the day’s inspirational message. 🙂


  5. granbee says:

    I truly enjoyed the mining analogies. Let us all bring many jewels to the surface in 2012.


    • I hadn’t remembered that the mining for jewels was in the song..saw it as it was pasted…the jewels of everyday moments. then notice how much mine, mine, mine there was and thought of the me, me, me aspect of it… those little dwarfs offered some ideas, indeed. : ) They deserve their own page.


  6. hugmamma says:

    My daughter often lovingly says of me…to me…”You’re too cute!”…

    i have to say the same…of you…with love…hugmamma. 😉


  7. eof737 says:

    What a funny song choice but it works. 🙂


    • I spend my days in the world of kids, so sometimes get to mix stories, songs, lyrics, animals and metaphor, without them realizing the mix…and hence…the polar bear and the sever dwarfs, mingling on the same page. : )


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