This motto crossed my mind several times through the CRAZY day! (Full moon tonight!)
From watching several students arrive in their very best clothes, as some were taking a field trip to the Symphony, the questions of their attire did not sway them to "be themselves" and rise to the occasion of acting like ladies and gentlemen! One 4th grader arrived in a beautiful dress with blue converse, causing a 5th grade boy to state, "She is taking making a fashion statement to a whole new level!" And for this student that is exactly what she was hoping for because she is "comfortable with herself".
And for my teaching partner today, she was realizing that she has something remarkable to contribute to the world of teaching: Her amazing spirit and positive, innovating perspective. And she is arriving as a powerful leader as she increases her "confidence to be herself".
And for me, many people are joking a lot lately regarding the amount of literature I read and then regurgitate in my daily dialogue. I call them pleasure reads, other's call it more work. To each their own, but what I realized in all the inspiration surrounding me today was I should always be proud of who I am- even the quirky parts of me...
I do love to read and expand my knowledge base. I love to strengthen my weaknesses and promote my own growth. I love to model the positivity in seeking knowledge, answers, and strategies that better my work. Being an over-achiever is my make-up, but that is never on my mind daily. I am who I am, and I love "being me"!
Which fit perfectly with a quote I read today in my inbox: "Busy-ness is a state of mind, not a fact. No matter how much or how little we're doing we're always just doing, simply living this one moment of our lives." - Norman Fischer