I have been thinking about this word "passion" recently, as in, find your passion and if you do you'll never "work" a day in your life. I believe that we are all given gifts and talents and that when we match those gifts and talents with a passion, that we have the capacity to do great work. Passion is about love and a hunger that simply compels you. You have no choice. You have to walk down that path that pulls so strongly at your heart. That's what I hope for all teachers - to have deep within their being - a passion and a love for what they do. Work fills such a large part of our lives. If we do what we really believe in, we will do great work. But, the only way to do great work is to be passionate - to love what you are doing. If you do what you are called to do, you will never be tired. And if you are tired, you may not be walking the path you were meant to walk. Everyone deserves to look back at their life's work with deep satisfaction. Teachers who have that sense of knowing that they are where they are suppose to be are able to give of themselves. Those that don't, owe it to themselves and to the children and families that walk through their door, to abandon this work and find the work that will make them happy.