This past week at school has been particularly busy, and unfortunately this means not getting to spend a lot of time with my two favorite
girls. Coming home from meetings, training sessions, and classes late
at night are all the perfect ingredients for an exhausted and mentally
drained educator. We all have experienced work weeks like this...work
weeks that never seem to end and never seem to give you a moments rest.
Despite the unyielding commitments of the job and the long tiring days,
we can't lose sight of the people who are affected by our absence.
Perhaps the best thing about those who are with us most is that they are
continually there waiting for us...no matter what time we come home.
They are always sitting there with a smile on their face ready to give
us their full undivided attention. They appreciate what we do while at
work, but more importantly they appreciate the time we spend with them.
Even if it is only 30 minutes before going to bed, they are so happy to
talk to us, support us, help us, and spend each second possible with
I will regretfully admit, I am guilty of coming home after a long day to
only sit down, grab a bite to eat, and march right off to bed while
barely acknowledging those who have been sitting there waiting for me to
get home. This is WRONG on so many levels, and as hard as it is
sometimes, I have to make the change and give them my
attention to be supportive and helping. Life is a two-way street, and I
don't for one second want to take for granted those who are always
encouraging, supporting, and reaffirming my goals and ambitions in
life. I think most of us are in the same boat when I say...we would not
be where we are without the help of those special people with whom we
spend most of our time.
Please take some time to thank those who are always there for you no
matter what the circumstances may be. Whether you realize it or not,
your success, or lack thereof in life or professionally, is dependent
upon the role that others play in your life. No matter how long the day
and no matter how much work still needs to be completed, please take time to give time...