May the pencils all be sharpened. If they are not, may the pencil sharpener work.
May everyone be healthy. If not, may they make it to the garbage can in time.
May there be patience. If not, may I at least be able to fake it.
May there be joy. If not, may I find a way to infuse some.
May there be questions. If not, may I ask ones that make students wonder.
May there be kindness. If not, may I lead by example and show kindness to all I encounter.
May there be enthusiasm. If not, may my excitement light the way for learning.
May I be humble enough to ask for help, generous enough to give my time to someone who needs it, brave enough to teach from the heart, wise enough to do the right thing in all circumstances.
May I find balance so I can be present for my own family too and may I put myself somewhere on the to-do list so I can keep doing all the to-do's with some semblance of sanity.
And may you too.