They Care That You Care

Children don’t care if you’re adequately educated.

Children don’t care if you have your act all together.

Children don’t care how spiritual you are.

Children don’t care how long you’ve taught.

Children don’t care about your impressive resume.

Children don’t care if you live in a perfect world in a perfect house with a perfect family.

Children’ don’t care if you don’t live in a perfect world in a perfect house with a perfect family.

Children don’t care if your lesson plans are polished.

Children don’t care if you’re the best of the best when it comes to teaching.

Children don’t care about all your accolades and accomplishments.

They do care that you care. That you sincerely care.

They care that you are the real deal.

They care that you like children. Or don’t like children.

They care that you want to hang with them.

They care that you’re sincerely interested in them as an individual.

They care that your smile is genuine and not forced.

They care that you accept them just the way they are.

They care that you pray for them and encourage them.

They care that you want to invest time and love into their lives.

They care that you want them to do their best without holding up perfection as the plum line.

Children care that you care. Most times, that is more than enough for them.

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