As I type this last post for 2017, I am reflecting on everything that has to do with life, love, and teaching. If you think about it, as teachers (for many of us), our life revolves around those three nouns. For this reason, I am writing a letter to 2018 to remind me of the things that are important to me, so that I can Remember… what’s important.
I do not know what the future holds for me or my family, but one thing I know for sure my hope and trust are in God alone. I also know that I am in charge and responsible for the choices I make, therefore 2018, Remind Me…
Remind Me tobe happy and enjoy the little things in life.
Remind Me to stop and take care of myself for the sake of myself, my family, and my students. I and (them) deserve a healthy mom, wife, and teacher.
Remind Me to love others the way I love myself, even those that have offended me or hurt me along the way. Help me understand, so that I can be understood.
Remind Me that even though I am passionate about teaching and doing my best for my students and my family, it’s okay to leave things off till tomorrow (it will get done…eventually).
Remind Me to teach with passion and grit and be patient with all of my students. Understand them and their families. We all come from different place and backgrounds.
Remind Me to extend that patience and understanding to my own children and husband when I get home after a long school day, they too are different and unique.
Remind Me It’s good to prepare for tomorrow (lesson plans and activities), but don’t let it bother me too much that I forget to enjoy today.
Remind Me to live one day at time….. One day at a time! (Thank you Mom)
2018 Remind Me that the most important things in life are Faith, Family, Love & Kindness.
Because… Without Love I am nothing, without it, I can’t Live life to it’s fullest, and without patience and Kindness, I can’t Live, Love, or Teach.
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