Alright, it's a little long to be a mantra, but I am contemplating memorizing it to recite before work each day.
It's also not quite little ear friendly.
What's sad about this is that school starts tomorrow, and rather than devoting myself to preparing for it, I'm being distracted by things like this that tell me what kind of teacher I should be. The upside (see how I did that balance thing there? "The sad thing" followed by "the upside". Rather clever, eh?) is that I am now motivated to get back to work, and moreover to jump back in with my A-game tomorrow when the little buggers come back.