There is a gentleman that I admire and had the opportunity to be mentored under and he always told me that "the weather is always beautiful" no matter where we are. When I look outside and see the blue skies, I'm reminded of this phrase. It helps me to remain optimistic about the future. Recently I've felt that teachers don't get the credit they deserve. I've been noticing this as I've ventured into the classrooms of my own children and as I continue to work with teachers. I can remember feeling this way with my own classroom, and I can remembering thinking that a simple "Thank You" would certainly go a long way in making a difference in my life. It is because of this that I want to say thanks! Teachers are tireless workers who see the best in every student. They spend countless hours devising ways to impact the lives of the students that they interact with and they do it all with a heart of gold. I know that teaching isn't the most glamorous of positions, but you are making a big difference. Perhaps you've heard all this before, but I want you to know that you make life better! You are doing great things! It is with that same optimism that I would like to remind you that no matter what your classroom feels like now, or at the end of the day the weather will always be beautiful. Students will always learn, you will always impact their lives, and you will continue to make a difference. Thank you for choosing to be a teacher. Thank you for being willing to tackle all that life throws at you and to walk away unscathed. Thank you for being you!