MIAGD: Just when you need it…

MIAGD: make it a great day

There are always those days when you wake with a heaviness of heart because things are not proceeding as planned.

I am a planner.  I am organized.  Sometimes, things happen that do not fall within the structure I carefully prepare.

Normally, I am fine, and as they say, “go with the flow.”

This morning was not one of those “flow-filled” mornings.  The mind was spinning like a kaleidoscope, my head ached, my vision was blurry, my stomach had a knot in in, and I was far from feeling refreshed, and exuberant.

And, then, just when I needed it, a mother of an eleven year old voice student posted this message from her son.

At Muse Machine, a fine Dayton performing arts center, the students/cast were asked to describe their hero.

Sam wrote:

“my hero is my voice teacher Darin Joliffe Haas. If to have a full day is to have a good day, then Darin has never had a bad day in his life. His shear charisma and talent amazes me. That is why Darin is my hero”


I woke feeling anything but a hero.

An hour later, after a few tears have dried, and my day is fully underway with teaching, I feel back in my personal game.

GAME ON!  Watch out Wednesday – WOW – the old boy is back!

Thank you, Sam!  Thank you for believing in me, and expressing it just when I needed it most!  Love ya, Kiddo!

Go out, and be someone’s hero.  It doesn’t have to be big.  Just do it.  Make someone else’s day great while you are making it a great day, too!




About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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