So we started back to school yesterday, and I will admit, I left yesterday feeling a little deflated. I wasn't able to work with teachers or students to plan lessons or activities, or do things that I get excited about. Instead I assisted others in completing their projects. I know that my assistance made their lives easier and they were able to do other things to help students. However I came home frustrated that I didn't complete tasks that I am excited about or get a sense of accomplishment from. I was having a little pity party for myself.
So I got home and saw another video by the amazing JJ Watt who started a campaign to assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey. He has raised over $20 million dollars. He started with a simple goal of I think $200,000 and has left that goal in the dust. I have a friend who lives in Houston and shared his experience during the Hurricane with the world via social media. He was fortunate to make it through the storm relatively unscathed. He lives in a neighborhood that flooded, but is on an elevated section of the neighborhood and experienced little if any flood damage to their house while others were underwater. I am thankful my friend and his family were spared the destruction that others experienced during this tragedy. What JJ Watt and all those who donated to his campaign and other organization to assist those of this and other tragedies is that we can do great things when we come together. What is amazing to me is how quickly people rallied around JJ Watt, a football player who made a simple plea to the world. He used his voice and called on others to step up and help. Now he has raised over $20 million dollars, gathered supplies to fill over 10 tractor trailers and distributed supplies to those in need.
JJ Watt shows us what 1 person is able to accomplish when we stand up and take action. This week I have found several infographic quotes that reminded me the power of being an educator. So each question is related to a quote I found, many of those on @justintarte Justin Tarte's page, or attributed to him. So thank you Justin for the inspiration this week.