When I started my teaching job (grades 6-12 Photography/Media Arts), my wife gave me a deck of compassion cards written by Pema Chödrön (published by Shambhala). After about a month of looking through one card each day before school, I came across this one (above) and connected with its message deeply. It now sits out on my desk to remind me daily that teaching in public schools presents infinite unrecognizable forms of fruition.