In today's linky our job was to provide a 'Teaching Tip' via a quote. I immediately thought of these words that come to my mind often throughout the day:
I googled Rex Hudler and apparently he was a baseball player who said this quote during a Sports Illustrated interview. :) Not sure why, but his words (since I read them on Pinterest!) have really stuck with me. When I'm being cranky with a kidlet who is only little and learning... Be a fountain, not a drain. When I am asked to take on something extra at school... Be a fountain, not a drain. When one of my treasures want to tell me a story during a busy time... Be a fountain, not a drain. And on and on.
Out of all of the literally hundreds of quotes that I have pinned and collected over the years this one has made the most impact. Maybe because it is simple and easy to bring to mind... maybe because it is something that I need to remember often.
Hope that it it sticks with you too. And as I link up today and see my paper doll button amongst the others I will think of the fountain in my life who made it for me (my gorgeous lovebird) and the way that blogging has been a fountain of love, laughter and learning for me, too. :)