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By Suzanne Klein on 11/27/2013 3:06 PM

Thanksgiving is always such a hectic time of year. It’s easy to become overwhelmed with all of the tasks that need to be completed prior to enjoying that long-awaited, delicious dinner with family.

I sometimes find myself caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday that I forget to step back and take a moment to really think about what I’m thankful for. I’m thankful for so much, but right now I want to take a moment and say how thankful I am for all of you making a difference in the lives of children.

Your impact is HUGE. Your dedication and passion for being a leader and role model to children can’t be thanked enough.

By Vicki Davis on 3/20/2012 5:08 AM
Image of frustrated teacher from WriteSteps Inspired Writer blog.
Feeling cranky? Even in those long days
when we think we'll never make it to
Spring Break, we need to find ways to
give our best to our students.
It is hard for a fussy teacher (or parent) to teach. Our negative body language is hard to overcome. Kids need to know we care. When I find myself going down this thorny path, this is what I do:

1. Start smiling
You feel better and somehow forget about the reasons you had to be fussy in the first place.

2. Do something kind and totally random
Find a stewardess or service person and call the company to give an honest compliment. Call a product support line of something you love just to tell them.
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