(This post, like many others, is one that I am writing to myself…and posting in case someone else needs to hear it.)
Tomorrow, when you get back to school…
Someone will be grateful that you came to work and you won’t even know who that is.
Someone will make you laugh when you least expect it and you will smile about it the rest of the day.
Someone has been looking forward to being in your room and can’t wait to get there.
Someone will give you strength and someone else will ask for it.
Someone did something amazing this weekend and cannot wait to talk about it.
Someone did something regretful and needs to feel forgivable.
Someone needs an adult who acts like an adult…and that will be you.
Someone will remind you that children still dream and remind you to do the same.
Someone needs to be reminded that they matter and yes, that might be you.
Someone will step up in a way you have never seen before and you will be impressed.
Someone will see you make a mistake and learn that adults can be fallible.
Someone will hear you apologize and learn that adults can be humble.
Someone will forgive you and remind you that it is okay to be human.
Someone will be there to remind you that this is really what teaching is and you will be grateful.
Someone is there every day to be there for you, with you, because of you.
That is why you are there.