We have a Living Language German phrase calendar sitting on our kitchen table. Every now and then it "speaks" to us -- it gives us the German equivalent for what is happening in our lives. Yesterday, before I spent all day with my grade level doing a data dig and curriculum mapping work, the calendar told me, "Die Pflicht ruft." (Duty calls.)
The Gapingvoid cartoon (by Hugh MacLeod) that is delivered to my email inbox every day often does the same thing. Yesterday, along with "Die Pflicht ruft," I was reminded that what I'm trying to do MATTERS.
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Edited to add (because I wrote this post last night and we never peek ahead at the calendar):
Sie ist sehr Fleißig.
She's very diligent.
Thanks, Living Language. I guess you've noticed how many hours I spend at the kitchen table working...