Sometimes I forget. i forget meetings. I forget to call or text people back. I forget all kinds of stuff. I've been that way most of my life, and frankly, it hasn't hurt me too much. People think I'm lying when I say I forgot, but I'm not. Anyway, can't really control or care about what others think. I forget stuff. Whatever.
But I'm disappointed in myself because until about...now....I'd forgotten something important. I'd forgotten that at one time I viewed my job with the phrase, "And I thy humble servant." I saw myself serving the students not scolding the students. I found good instead of only seeing bad. Today I pledge to remember that to teach is to serve. I will remember the valor of humility. I may take a few steps back at times, but today I get better. Today I remind myself that there is so much more good in my students than bad. I remind myself that love beats hate and calm beats frantic. I remind myself how good I was when my attitude wasn't so bad.