I have come to fall in love with teaching in Catholic schools. What are YOU in love with?...

"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything." - Pedro Arrupe

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Things Left Unfinished...

Yes, it happens all the time...things are not quite finished going into this week's lesson plans/activities for school.

And the stress comes.
And the freaking out comes.
And the nightmares come. (Sometimes.)

But something finally hits - there will never be a time when everything is done.

Breaks are needed.
Friends & family are needed (and are more important).
Other responsibilities are needed.

The lessons will go on. The students will learn. (We hope!) And the cycle will continue - more (never-ending) planning for next week.

It's important to be able to sit down on a Sunday night and fully (or, at least, mostly) believe that the week ahead has great potential...even if something unexpected happens or if plans change.

We adapt.
We move on.
We keep plugging away.

Because we are teachers.
Because we love what we do.
Because we care about our kids (while attempting to maintain our sanity).

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