Today was the first official day of Spring Break and I am so very, very grateful that I have a break for the next five days. I am always amazed at how many people openly mock the teaching profession, saying we only do our jobs because we couldn’t do anything else. Teachers must have it easy because they get their summers off, after all. Debunking those silly myths and more is for another day. Today I am simply grateful for rest and restoration. The ability to breathe and be still in your daily life is sometimes a rare, rare thing. Today I was able to do so. Today I was able to tend to the smallest things that make life comfortable. Today I was able to relax and restore order to my mind and spirit, so that I may tend to my chosen life of education and learning.

I am thankful for this Monday.