I am aware that I have been given the privilege of being involved in a great cause, the care and education of children. When I have told others what I do professionally there are comments of “how righteous and noble,” or you are so wonderful to do this.
Kind words are always appreciated but I must never “believe my own press.” This is because I am at risk of placing the cause, as a mask in the front of what I personally want or think is the right thing to do. The vision needs to remain clear. An action that is motivated by recognition or a need for power will never serve the students, staff, and community.
With and for awareness I will examine my motives, drop into my heart, share with trusted others, and the right answers will come.