My apologies for the use of this same painting again but I hope you agree it fits with my thoughts today.
Yesterday I was walking with my friend, just the two of us. Somehow or other we got to talking about teachers who had made an impression on us. I think maybe it was because I had been talking about Ian the friend on my blog the other day there, who changed my whole life.
There is not doubt that teachers can have a very positive effect on those they teach, often without knowing it. They can also have a very negative effect. It is such a marvellous honour to be able to influence and mould young lives.
I feel privileged to hear from students and they tell me I made an impact on them.
Reminds me of a true tale.
Christmas Day was near.
The teacher gave her class what she hoped would be a fun assignment. She asked them to draw a picture of something for which they were thankful.