Wednesday, May 7, 2014

To the teacher down the hall

**I know it's been a while since I posted something and I will catch this one up soon. Here's a post for Teacher Appreciation Week.

I don't know about you, but this year has taken its toll on me. I have never been more ready to quit or run for something else. However defeat is not in my vocabulary so for now I press on. I woke up with this on my heart. It's Teacher Appreciation Week and my  heart was burdened for those who may be in the same boat I have found myself in many times. Sometimes all you want to hear is thank you. I'm going to be honest and open for a minute. It's hard not to let the green eyed monster rear his head when you see other teachers being appreciated when you never even hear thank you. All teachers matter and all teachers make a difference. So teacher down the hall or across the building, this is for you.

Dear teacher down the hall,
I saw you just the other day, but I'm not sure you saw me. You were headed down the hall with your kids lined one, two, three. You had papers in your hand and a look on your face. I stopped and said a prayer for God to give you grace. I asked Him to give you something that day that would make you smile, because I could tell you had gone the extra mile. In August they came to you as seeds still in the package, but now it's May the blooms have started to show. They all have a different color and no two look alike, but that's okay because you have found them precious in your sight. You saw them just as seeds and started to water and feed. Now they are starting to bloom all because of you. Those flowers in turn one day will plant seeds all their own. Your garden is just now starting to grow. You matter each and every day, just by showing others the way.
Teacher across the school

Teachers reading this....Thank you! I know the road isn't easy and most days we feel like giving up. To borrow words from Dr. Seuss, Rest if you must but don't you quit! Summer is coming. I pray you all have a chance to be appreciated this week and know that you are making a difference. If you haven't heard it yet then let me say it...thank you! Your students are better for you being their teacher. You have touched their lives in ways you may not even realize.

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