The eyes in the mirror look back at you. The face looks tired, worn. The toothpaste oozing out the side of the mouth doesn't help the look. That person has had quite the day.
Maybe it just felt really long.
Maybe something bad happened.
As you rinse and put away your toothbrush you think, 'Please, not another day like this one,' or, 'I hope I have the strength I need for tomorrow.'
Whether you feel dejected or merely weary, I want to tell you this:
What you do is so meaningful.
What you're doing matters. You may not feel all that successful right now, but your children are learning and growing. You are making lasting bonds with your students. In short: You are making the world a better place.
No wonder you feel tired.
Changing the world is hard work. Keep it up!
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Filmmaker, Writer, Empty Nester
P.S. Someone emailed me this morning and it really encouraged me. Realizing that I'm not the only one who could benefit from a little encouragement, I was inspired to write this post. Thanks, Niki!