Today some of my students had to write a letter to the president persuading that they should be the next president. When I noticed one of the little boys not writing a thing I asked him why he hadn’t started. He responded with, “I don’t want to be president. No one listens to me, there is too much paperwork, and I want to be a TEACHER.” So I responded with, “Well you know being a teacher is kind of like being a president. You have to lead a classroom.” He just looked at me and said, “But teaching is SOOO easy, you don’t have to do anything…” That’s when another little boy, who was listening in on the conversation, said to us, “You know, teachers have paperwork and they do a lot of things.” (finally a young one that understands! Haha) and then the first little boy said, “Well I don’t want to do this. Why do I have to do this? What if the city hears of my letter and makes me major? I don’t want to be mayor!!” (Trying to contain my laughter) I said, “Good news, only I will be reading this letter so you don’t need to be worrying about that.” He then looked at me and claimed, “Yeah but I just don’t want to do this.” I responded by saying that everyday I do things that I don’t want to do because I know I have to do them. He looked back at me and said, “Nope. You do anything and everything you want to do all the time.” Oh how wrong he is! Lol somehow I got him to write something down…he wants to be president because he can play sports, good at reading and can eat. I mean, he did the assignment, right?

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Somebody asked me if I was looking for something. I am looking for everything.
A Fighter’s Heart, Pg 37 By Sam Sheridan (via pontmercied)

Agreed.

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Being strong is to love someone in silence, to radiate happiness when we are unhappy, to forgive someone who does not deserve forgiveness, to stay calm in moments of despair, to show joy when we do not feel it, to smile when we want to cry, to make someone happy when our own heart is broken, to be silent when we feel like screaming our anguish, to comfort when we need to be comforted, and to have faith when we no longer believe.
Everyone please listen to this! It took me a long time to realize this but you are good enough you just have to believe that yourself first :)

Everyone please listen to this! It took me a long time to realize this but you are good enough you just have to believe that yourself first :)

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Sometimes when you meet someone, there’s a click. I don’t believe in love at first sight but I believe in that click. Recognition.
Ann Aguirre, Blue Diablo   (via faery-nymph)

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