Sunday, March 01, 2009

Have I Done Enough?

(Image: 'Questions')

I was listening to a podcast interview with Marc Ancito, and when asked about his fears, he talked about questioning himself, "am I enough?" With 10 weeks left of my first year as a literacy coach and reading specialist, I too want to know, "am I enough?" Have I done enough this year? Have I accomplished anything of substance? Have I made a difference in someone's life? Since I don't have my own students, I'm finding it hard to really judge my effectiveness this year in the same way I've been able to gauge my performance these past 16 years. I have a long way to go. Programs to think about, student needs to address. . .it's what keeps me waking up and going to work. I hope it's enough.

1 comment:

Titah Thoughts said...

Am I enough?
Women strive to do too much...to be the SuperWoman of the Ages. In reflection, I think I did and continue to do too much!! My daughter gave me a neat book, Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh. This Zen master says, "We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living." Wow!! He encourages us to enjoy every breath for "happiness is possible only in the present moment."

Am I enough? Have I done enough?
Did you do the best you could with what you had? Then you are enough. You've done enough.

Give thanks unceasingly for all things big and small.