Did you ever stop to think about why you got up today? Are you marking off another day on the calendar that gets you closer to retirement? Did you think about the staff meeting, ppt, or other get together with a sense of dread? Did you think about the students you are going to be with and cringe? Did you think about that colleague that sometimes makes you crazy? Were you already spent before you even left your house?
Did you think that today is another day that you get to make a difference in the lives of every single person you encounter? Did you think about how you can add value to the staff meeting? Did you think about the parents of that child in your ppt and what they are going through in their lives? Did you think about how you can provide not only the best opportunity for your students to learn, but also how you can make them feel valued and important? Did you think about that colleague and try to understand the stresses in their lives and what one thing you might do to help them? Were you excited about the day ahead and looking forward to leaving your house for the day?
Why did you get up today?