I have never considered myself a morning person. Morning runs have always been a struggle. Before I drank coffee, mornings altogether were a struggle.
But morning people sure can be contagious. We have several teachers and administrators in our building who certainly fall into this category (or at least fake it well.)
Nothing is better to start the workday than an energetic “Good morning, Mr. Nolan!” It really sets the tone for whatever is going to come my way.
I try to copy this enthusiasm as much as possible, especially with the students. Seeing teachers successfully welcome students with enthusiastic greetings and smiles-I can only imagine how it makes them feel.