Today was ok. I'm deciding to take my own advice. Lighten up. This is a hard job, yeah. But just by being at this school I am helping make kids' days better. They may not show it. They may scream and punch each other, but somewhere in there, waaay in there, they appreciate it. Unfortunately, I don't have a special lens that can look waaaay in there. Look to the part that says to me "Hey thanks for putting yourself through this. It must be really rough." That particular lens is only formed with time. And time cannot be rushed.
I've decided to be the teacher that is always singing in the halls.