I have been blessed to be able to work in early childhood education for more than 25 years. I started off as an assistant in a lab school and have had pretty much every job available in center. Amazing!
How many people get to earn their living in something that makes such a difference in the world? Here at Texas Director we help men and women develop their leadership talents so that they can help hundreds of children. Hundreds of children touched by each Director, and we have helped thousands of Directors. If you do the math, that means that hundreds of thousands of families have been affected by what I do. SoI want to thank you for allowing me to help you. The scope of what we do amazes me.
What you do each day is so important. You are shaping the populace of tomorrow. How you run your center affects how the families view their community. The tenor of your classrooms sets the children up to be the best versions of themselves. You help your staff be able to do their often stressful jobs with enthusiasm and skill. You are a resource in your community. How amazing!
It is difficult to remember to be thankful for what we get to do on a daily basis. Sometimes, when there is a stomach flu wreaking havoc in the twos class, there doesn't feel like there is much to be thankful for. But remember when little Jaime brought you the picture he drew just for you? Not many engineers have that happen on a Thursday. What about when a teacher brought you a snack because they thought you could use it? What a gift to work with such caring people!
Take time today to think about what you are most thankful for in your job. Writing down one thing you are thankful for on the calendar before you leave for the day, is a great way to catch those moments. I bet there was one today. Share it in the forums, to inspire other Directors.