Every Monday brings its challenges. It is engrained in our culture this belief that Mondays are going to be tough days. Mondays are the days that we must bear with in order to survive the work week, but what if we don’t want to just survive… what if we want to thrive..
I love my job. I really do and as much as would love to be able to write full time I am not sure how I would really be living without my students. They are the fuel for my inspiration. Everyday that I walk into work I have the opportunity to make the world a better place. You may not be a teacher, but you have the same power.
Change the way you think of Mondays, of going to work. See it has something more than a duty. See it as a choice.
Then you have the power. You have the power to make over your world.
It may sound hokey, but it works. The world is filled with so much apathy. I better being hokey than giving into a world view where it is okay to give up on dreaming, give up on trying and just live for nothing but oneself. My students ask me if they didn’t make the mess, why do they have to clean it up.
The answer is less philosophical than they would like believe, because if we don’t clean up the messes regardless of who made them things just get worse. So I choose to make my day and world a little brighter, hoping that by doing so someone else will see that it can be done.