Great Advice After A Long Day

It was a long afternoon of parent-teacher conferences. As I wrapped up my last meeting, I packed up my things and dragged my tired body down the hallway and out into the parking lot. Seeing my car, all alone, made my shoulders hunch even lower.

I finally made it home and entered our warm kitchen.

My husband pulled a homemade pizza from the oven and gave me a big hug. I nibbled on my slice and felt like a zombie. It was 8:00 and I was exhausted. Afterwards I curled up into a ball on the couch with an episode of Friends.

It’s only Monday.

As I got ready for bed, I looked into the mirror above my dresser. Poked into the edge, is a quote that my mentor teacher gave me during my first year of teaching.

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It’s still such a great reminder, 9 years later.

8 thoughts on “Great Advice After A Long Day

  1. Wise words to remember! Those conference days are incredibly long and draining. I hope there aren’t too many more left. Hot pizza is a bonus at the end of a long day.

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  2. What a wise mentor to give you that Emerson quote. i’m glad you read it once again after your long and draining day. Hope the remaining conference days run smoothly.

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  3. Best advice ever! I’m going to print that out and tuck it somewhere at home. I love that your mentor gave you that and that Chris totally came through with the pizza! Nice!

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  4. Wow! I too need to taped these words to my desk, my bathroom mirror and everywhere else that I can recall I did all that I could that day!
    Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us all.

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  5. Your day was long and every minute filled but what a way to come home … homemade pizza in the oven! What a way to end the day! It’s those small moments that change the entire course of a day.

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