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gratitude notes

December 7, 2017 , , , , ,

Received these 2 Year 8 “gratitude” notes today. Naaawwwwww!

I am so lucky to teach. It doesn’t matter how much you’ve struggled the day before, the next day presents itself, and time moves whatever mountain is in your way just ever so slightly that the viewpoint is different. New challenges, awesome moments, changes of momentum, and BRAND NEW PROBLEMS emerge at a speed you cannot predict, and you somehow rise to meet them. Or if you’re like me, you do that stupid “run-like-an-idiot-flappy-arms” thing while leaving a trail of swearing.

You wonder if you’ve done enough, and then you receive words of gratitude like this in thanks over things that you’d long forgotten about, or didn’t realise carried so much weight and joy.

Teaching is the ultimate mirror held up on a daily basis in front of you, and you are asked to improve over and over. There is no BS with teenagers. For how much they don’t give away, they have outstanding crap detectors.

And then, there are moments like these of extreme joy + light.

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