Wednesday, May 28, 2008

"High" and "Low"

Occasionally, I start a conversation with my son (who is now an adult) by telling him my "high" and "low" for the day. Each day, I can overcome the "low" by appreciating and celebrating the "high".

Today, my "low" is that there are not enough hours in the day to get done what I need to get done by the end of the school year. Most of the work is the "have to" kind, and I find myself wandering from my office to spend time with kids who will be gone (and missed) over the summer.

My "high" for the day was something I discovered on A Year of Reading. Mary Lee posted the text of a commencement speech at Smith College. One commenter mentioned that the video was worth watching so I searched and found it. I sat here in front of my computer consumed by the words so well spoken and so full of meaning for us all who spend our days in the classroom.

Take a moment to watch the video. It might just be your "high" for the day.