March 6, 2014 – What Inspires Me

March 6, 2014 – It’s windy and frigid outside and supposed to rain later, and my heart hurts a bit this morning. It’s one of those mornings. I can’t seem to get focused on anything and it’s one of my very few days off, so I don’t want to waste it staring off into space.

Although, one important part of my life that inspires me would be my work as a children’s librarian at my kid’s school in Midtown. Our faculty is amazing. The longer I work with them, the more I appreciate them, and how they can bring out the best in the students by teaching them in such innovative ways.

Our director inspires me to work harder and to be better at what I do. Her vision for the school is what drives everything, and is awe-inspiring.


I love the students, from the ones who repeat my name nervously 10 times in 30 seconds to the ones sit next to me during story time. Each and every one of them is amazing at their depth and capacity for learning.

I feel so blessed being given the opportunity for working with the students and the faculty.

This school year I am learning how to do this work, and to flex and flow with what’s needed. It is an awesome undertaking.

Sometimes I make mistakes, sometimes someone says or does something in which I feel as if I would like to have a temper tantrum, all kicking and screaming like a two year old. During those times, I try to remember to put things back in perspective, for perspective is everything:

G-d grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Shavuah tov – may you have a good week, may you feel joy and know it to be true.