I love words, poems, sayings, quotes, and books! I even love the tools used to make words. Teaching is sometimes just my excuse to hang out in the office supply store. My love of books and words has finally fallen off my bookshelves and on to my walls. Being gracious, patient and kind has been my mantra whenever I take my kids anywhere for years. My oldest says he feels like he's being scolded every time he reads it.