You cannot teach what you don’t know. You cannot give energy if you’re not on fire on the inside.

Jesse Jackson

This doesn’t mean we have to be rocket scientists before our child can become one. It means that we do our jobs with a purpose in mind—to create opportunities for our child and to light the fire that will enable our child to take off.

If our own fire inside sometimes seems on the verge of being extinguished, we can use the hopes we have for our children to help fan the flames.

Call to Action: On this day, I will remember that even the most tedious tasks can be made more bearable by realizing that seeing me shouldering responsibility will help my children learn what it takes to be successful in the world.

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