Keeping it Positive | Mentoring in the Middle

Keeping it Positive

Kristin, at Teach n'Tex has an ambitious goal of linkys all week long.  I don't know if I can be a part of all of them, but I've been thinking about this one since she posted it.
All of us struggle from time to time (and some years more than others) with keeping it positive.  I struggled with a couple of students this year, especially at the end, and I have to admit, it colored the way the year ended for me.  That's my own fault - allowing some small negatives get in the way or a lot of positives, and I've been spending the last few days wondering about that.

And then today, it was like I was smacked in the head.  Here's the quote that reoriented me:

"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
                                                               Howard Thurman

What quote helps you stay positive when the going gets tough?  Link up and share!


  1. That is an awesome quote! I think most teachers share a common passion for kids and teaching. Thanks for linking up and sharing!


  2. I don't have another quote for ya but I love yours. :)
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