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Be Done With It
A thousand different things happen in a school day. Some are great and some are not. It would be impossible to get everything right, and even if you did someone could still end being upset with you. You can go out of your way to help a student or colleague and they might still send negative vibes your way.
We all want to do a great job. To positively affect the lives of students. This is enough. It’s enough to start the day in the mindset of service and then give it everything you’ve got. And when the day is done let it go when you start your walk out of the school door. When it's a particularly tough day I'll read the quote below, take a deep breath and then head for parking lot.
“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson*
Go home and get some rest so tomorrow you can bring your "too high a spirit" and take care of business.
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