My husband and I are both teachers, and we meditate every day before school. Today we didn’t receive Sharon’s email in time so we meditated via Insight Timer, per usual, and went on our merry ways. After returning home, both my husband and I felt exhausted and defeated after a long day with youth-at-risk. After some quick debriefing we remembered we still had Sharon’s meditation to listen to. We sat down restlessly. As the meditation started I immediately felt like I could cry, partially from exhaustion and frustration, but also out of gratitude. Grateful for my meditation practice, and grateful for the message I heard from Sharon today. I needed the reminder to not be too attached to the day I had, the way my students acted, or how I reacted to each situation. I can care and reflect, but I don’t need to pick apart my entire day. With such a stressful, unpredictable, and quick paced job, mindfulness and meditation has helped us so much as teachers but also gives us the tools to teach our students mindful strategies. Thanks for the beautiful message of balance and for this journey together. I am grateful.