The Cardinal Way
Sharing and Learning at Southport High School
Leading and Learning: CORE VALUES
I can understand when it is important to put the needs of others above my own.
This is maybe one of my favorite statements in our core values. I think there is a strong truth in the way this statement is worded. As teachers, we give, and give, and give. Sometimes to the point where the tank is empty. We have to remember that our needs are important as well. Part of service is knowing when to put others' needs above your own and knowing when to put yourself first. You cannot care for others unless you first care for yourself. It is important to serve, it is important to give to others, but it is also paramount that you take care of your own needs as well. The difficult part of this statement is distinguishing between the two. Knowing where the balance lies and where to give to this or that aspect of our lives can be difficult. Educators often struggle with this balance; we are people of service, after all. Make sure you find this balance this week. Give to others, but also take care of your own needs so you can continue to give.
Grateful Friday Challenge
I know that you know without looking at this message that today is Friday. We have had our eye on this day since… well… is the last day of Winter Break too far back? Right now, I’m thinking not. Anyway, this past week we got to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. This got me thinking about luck. Some people seem to have a lot of good luck; some people seem to have bad luck. I have heard we make our own by how hard we work. I know that there are many quotes about luck (besides the one with this message) that I wanted to make this post about. So, I went to do a 3-second search. (I really tried and put in at least double the time kids put into researching things right before Spring Break.) I found this site from 2016. Honestly, this past year has been so long all of this should sound relatively new. This site has a quote a day about luck for March: 31 Quotes about Making Your Own Luck. If you have time to read through it, you might notice a trend- it’s not luck; it’s hard work that puts us in the situation to be great. We have all been working hard; we are all right about at a breaking point. We are tired of the grind. But this is where we start to enhance our luck. This is where we begin to push from good to great. This is where the horse sees the barn and the light at the end of the tunnel. This is where we prove to ourselves that we can and will make it through this school year. Things are beginning to look like we might get a few normal days out of this year. And, we might look at those days and think: we are so lucky. We need to remember that it’s not luck; it’s happening because when things got hard, when times were low, and when it would have been easier to throw in the towel -- WE DID NOT QUIT.
Aren’t we all so lucky?
Enjoy your break! With banners flying as we go! #FlyAsONE
180 Days of Learning -- #CardsLearn
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