Every day may not be good, but there is one good thing in every day.
There is a collaborative blog within the MTBoS community for sharing and celebrating the good things that happen each day. I think this is such a great idea, especially on those stressful, draining days.
A few years ago one of my students had this quote written on a bright green sticky-note on her computer. It stayed there the whole year. When I asked her about it she said it helped her get through math class – my math class! She told me the class was difficult but she loved the challenge and tried to find one thing she was proud of everyday. This was an 8th grade student with maturity and poise beyond her years. At the end of the year, when she had to turn in her computer, she took the sticky-note off and headed toward the trash barrel. I asked her if I could keep it. It stays on my bulletin board to remind me to look for the good among the difficult and to remind me of this very wise student.