Teaching brings an overwhelming sense of joy and fulfillment, but teachers can also become overburdened with the numerous tasks they are responsible to accomplish. To keep this sense of joy a teacher needs to continually fill the tank will fuel. Take the Meat and Leave the Bones: Fueling the Passion for Teaching has been created to help re-energize teachers so that they can make the ultimate impact in the lives of their student on a daily basis. Each chapter is intended to inspire and motivate both the novice and veteran teacher. At the end of each chapter the reader is presented with questions for reflection. This chapter focuses on why people choose to make teaching their life work.