Last year I gave our team of staff developers a little something to remind them that we just couldn't live with out them. Like water, they are essential - life giving, energizing, strong, and calm.
To symbolize how essential they are, I gave each one of our staff developers a shiny new water bottle along with the following:
You are Water
You give life
to new ideas and new practices.
You keep us afloat
when we are feeling the weight of the world.
You put out fires
even if you didn’t start them.
You wash away
You are strong and mighty
moving us in the same direction.
You are calm
reflecting on who we are and who we want to be.
You are powerful
giving us energy when we need it most.
You are water
you are essential.