I had just finished putting my son to bed and I went back downstairs to check a notification that I had heard on my phone during the 4 hour ordeal.
I receive a lot of TPT notifications on my phone throughout the day (questions, feedback, etc.) so I thought nothing of it and started to open it up so I could promptly respond.
What I opened was the most powerful message someone has sent me regarding one of my resources. It read....
"It's been a few years since we did Jump Rope for heart, but one of the staff died of a heart attack this summer, so I think we'll do it again and you've just helped ensure it's an easy and great event. Thank You"
You want to talk about goosebumps!
You want to talk about inspiration and validation for all the hours and energy I spend towards creating new and innovative resources to reach as many educators and students I can!
That feedback is what inspires me.
It is what drives me!
You see, I have no idea who that person is or even what that particular school went through with the loss of a colleague, teacher and friend.
But what I do know is that I have experienced too many losses of great people at my school.
If just one of my resources could even help a few people, a few students, a community of humans then I am living a life that makes me smile!
So as you enter a new school year (for those educators reading) or a new day (for anyone reading).....
What drives you?