I have often wondered what it is that keeps teachers going through the tough times. The sacrifices we make for the greater good are so light compared to the hope of a child's enthusiasm and excitement toward learning.
I have never really asked anyone but I assumed its the child like qualities we have kept within ourselves.
The ability to see through the eyes of children still comes from the heart.
Here are just a few attributes I have found teachers have toward the ability to keep giving with a smile.
Attributes of a Teachers Child Like Heart:
Child Like Gullibility: The ability to read a book for the twenty seventh time and still be able to express surprise at the ending.
Child Like Imagination: The ability to lose yourself in imagination with others while delighting in what could be possible.
Child Like Wonder: The ability to withhold all the answers you know and understand while encouraging wonder and conversation toward what seems magical.
Child Like Demeanor: Maintaining a child like heart without being childish. Always being inclined to see 'fun' in every opportunity.
Child Like in Friendship: Quick to forgive and slow to remember faults.
Child Like Thinking: Everything is possible and impossible is nothing! Especially after gram crackers, milk, and a nice long nap.
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