Do you know the Caldecott Award winning picture book The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey? It’s a wonderful story with beautiful illustrations.
Every morning, with 6 a.m. on my clock, I quote the beginning of the book to myself...only I change 'paperboy' to 'teacher' - "The mornings of the paperboy are still dark and they are always cold even in the summer. And on those cold mornings the paperboy’s bed is still warm and it is hard to get out - even for his dog...but they do."
Maybe that is the best quality of teachers...we do.